Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday-Thomas Niland


Thomas Niland died from injuries when there was an accident at the Hillman Ship yard that was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He was born in Ireland and only had his US citizenship for about 5 years when he died . He left a wife and child. In "Notes of the Courts" in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 11 Nov 1898 it was noted that his wife Mary had begun an action in Common Pleas Court, No. 1 against the Charles Hillman Ship and Engine Building Co. to recover damages for the death of her husband. I have not found what the outcome was as yet, but the ship yard went out of business in 1899!