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Philadelphia Inquirer – May 10, 1894

While Jumping on a Fire Truck an Ex-Fireman Lost His Life.

Edward Jubb, a huckster, formerly an extra man in the Camden Fire Department, was run over and killed by Truck No. 2 at Second and Division streets, yesterday afternoon.

The hook and ladder truck was on its way to a trifling fire at the Kaighn’s Point ferry and while going rapidly down Second street Jubb attempted to jump on. He missed his hold and fell beneath the wheels, which passed over his body, crushing him to death.

Jubb leaves a wife and four small children.



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