A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

History: Young Swimmer Rescued at Morgan (1915)

The 23 Sep 1915 edition of The Matawan Journal (pg 3 col 3) reported the rescue from Raritan Bay of a young girl named Catherine L Sweeney, of Elizabeth, who nearly drowned at Morgan. Two utility workers saw her out in the bay beyond her depth and swam out to save her.

Catherine is likely identical with Catherine Sweeney, born about 1907 in New Jersey, daughter of John and Mary A Sweeney, 420 Magnolia Avenue, Elizabeth. The family appeared in the 1910 and 1920 Federal Censuses.


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