INFORMATION CONCERNING BRIDGET (QUINN) MCGORRAY, WIFE OF DANIEL MC GORRAY (My Great-Grandmother)
(The Buffalo Inquirer, Saturday Sept. 10, 1892, p5)
The First Fatal Accident on the Main Street Trolley Line Occurred today.
Aged woman Cut in Two by the Car The Body is not yet identified.
One of the most horrible of all trolley car accidents, if such it may be called, occurred at 10:20 am today on Main street at the south crossing of Chippawa Street......
VICTIM OF THE TROLLEY
Mrs. McGorray's sad death to be Investigated by the Coroner.
The women killed by the main street Trolley car at the Chippawa crossing on Saturday was identified as Mrs. Bridget McGorray, wife of the late Daniel McGorray of No 64 Elmwood Avenue. She was 64 years old and was highly esteemed by her friends and acquaintances. She leaves three children. The funeral will be held from the family residence tomorrow at 8:30 am and from the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 9 am.....
(THE BUFFALO INQUIRER, Tuesday, September 13, 1892, Page 6)
FUNERAL OF MRS. M'GORRAY
The funeral of Mrs. Bridget McGorray, the victim of the Trolley car, was held today at 9 am., from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The pall bearers were Edward Fleming, James McNamara, John Dooley, Felix Hughes, James Kenney, Hubert Murray, John Catilion, and James Berrigan. The church was full with mourning friends. There was a great profusion of flowers. The casket was of Spanish Red cedar, with oxidized silver extension handles and bearing a plate with the following inscription; "Mrs. Bridget McGorray, died Sept. 10, 1892, age 64 years."
(The Buffalo Enquirer, Wednesday Sept. 14, 1892, Page 2)
MRS. M'GORRAY'S DEATH
The Coroner's Investigation of the Main Street Trolley Tragedy
Today at 2 o'clock, Coroner Tucker began an inquest into the death of Mrs. Bridget McGorray who was killed by a trolley car at the corner of Main and Chippawa streets September 10. .......
(The Buffalo Enquirer, Thursday, Sept. 15, 1892, Page 2)
That is the Verdict of the Jury in the McGorray Inquest.
Five witnesses were sworn in the McGorray inquest late Wed. afternoon.....
After being out half an hour the jury turned a verdict finding that the death of Bridget McGorray was purely accidental. The finding closes with these words; "This jury recommends that the Buffalo Railway Company be required to place something in front of their motor cars that will guard against such accidents."