Civil War Records of (Frederick?) George Binns


Obituary for George Binns

New York Times, October 11, 1887


Newspaper clipping


   George Binns, a blacksmith, while making repairs on the down track of the Sixth avenue elevated road in front of 54 West Broadway, yesterday morning, was struck by an engine and thrown to the street. He sustained a compound fracture of the skull, one leg and his right wrist were broken, and he received other injuries from which he died half an hour later. The engineer of the train, the foreman of the workmen states, gave no warning, and, as usual, did not slacken speed perceptibly when running past the men. Binns lived at 243 Monroe street, and entered the employ of J.B. & J.M. Cornell, the contractors, only a few hours before his death. He leaves a family.