The Obit For Emory Nusz

The Dailey News Of Frederick Maryland, August 3rd, 1893

The Sad Results of Emory Nusz's Horrible Accident

     The shock of grief and sadness which filled this community yesterday morning when news was received the horrible accident to Mr. Emory Nusz at Point of Rocks, was intensified into a pall of gloom in the evening when the harrowing information was received that his young life had passed away during the progress of the efforts that were being made by the skilled surgeons to save him.
     At the home of his wife and her parents on South Market street a large crowd of sympathizing friends gathered as the bells of the city fire engine houses tolled a solemn requiem and a general feeling of depression seemed to settle over the community. Every heart bled in sorrow for the loss under such horrible circumstances of a young and popular man, and tears of sympathy were shed even by those who were disinterested for the stricken young wife and bereaved mother of poor Emory Nusz.
     In the vigor of active manhood, fresh with prospects of future energy and usefulness, he bade his affectionate young wife farewell in the morning, going light hearted and free on a journey which was intended to combine business with pleasure. On the train he was in the midst of friends and companions bound for a day of enjoyment. Amid the bright sunshine and through the lovely country the train sped along with its burden of happy human freight.
     Then suddenly came the horrible mistake, the sudden lean, the sicken-ing consequence, and home in the evening hour they brought to the waiting- wife and mother a mangled human form, still in the solemn stillness of death, all that was left of the loving husband and dutiful son. Sadder story has never been told in the annals of this city. Every heart seemed to feel the horror and sadness of it all, and even little children who passed along the street spoke in solemn whispers the name of the dead.
     The facts of the accident vary somewhat from the details which were first reported. It appears that Mr. Nusz left on the excursion train, which consisted of thirteen cars, drawn by two engines, and having on board nearly 800 passengers. It was the intention of the conductor to stop at Point of Rocks if there were any passengers there for him and Mr. Nusz so understood it and decided to jump off there as the train stopped. He was on the platform of the third car from the end, with Mr. Wm. H. Eichelberger and several others, and aid not notice that as the train approached the Point, the flag man, there signaled it to oo ahead, there being no passengers. The train was going at a good rate and, it is said, he was advised not to jump, but a boy had jumped just ahead of him and he threw his satchel off and then sprang from the car himself, striking within a few feet of the end of the warehouse.
     The shock threw him beneath the wheels of the oncoming cars and beneath their cruel weight his feet sere ground. The trainmen were not aware of the accident, and in consequence the train kept on its way to Harper's Ferry but many or board had witnessed the terrible leap and their knowledge that someone had been hurt marred their pleasure all the day. M,r. Nusz was picked up as soon as possible and taken to the home of Mr. John Nichols, where Drs. Trapnell, Horine, and Claggett, of the point, attended him. Dr. Johnson, of Adamstown, and Dr. F. R. Smith, of Frederick arriving later.
Mr. Nusz remained conscious until after-noon, when he seemed to have rallied and it was determined to amputate his feet. All that loving kindness could do was done to ease his suffering an to add to his comfort and several of his friends from Frederick went up to offer their assistance. Shortly after 4 o' clock the surgeons succeded in amputating one foot, but their patient seemed to weaken under the operation and they ceased. Weaker and weaker grew the frail form as the minutes passed by and at 5:10 his last breath left his bosom, and his pain-sunken eyes closed in eternal sleep. His brothers, William and Millard Nusz were with him at the time.
     After his death Mr. Wm. H. B. Etchison, the undertaker was summoned and the body was brought here on the Washington train at 6:45 p.m. and taken to the undertaking establishment of Mr. Wm. H. B. Etchison where it was embalmed . His funeral will take place from his late home on South market' street tomorrow evening at 5 O'clock. Internment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. It is probable that all the fire companies will follow the body to its last resting place.
     Emory M. Nusz was a son of Mrs. Mary the late Hiram Nusz, and was 27 years old on the 2nd of last April. He was as assistant foreman of the Independent Hose Company, and learned the trade of a cigar maker at S. L. Lillys. He was employed at Isaac's cigar factory in Baltimore a short while, and upon his return to Frederick opened a factory here, which he conducted until a short time ago, when hie became a traveling salesman for a York, PA firm. He was prominent in base ball circles, had a fine knowledge of the National Game, and played second base this season on the Athletics. A young; man of exemplary character, upright habits, courteous and gentle manner, he was respected and esteemed by all who knew him, . as is attested by the shock which his death has caused in this community. Besides his grief stricken and prostrated wife, Mr. Nusz leaves a mother, five brothers and one sister--Edward, Charles, William, Harry and Millard Nusz and Mrs. E. H. Biggs

The Dailey News Of Frederick Maryland, August 5th, 1893


     The funeral of the late Emory M. Nusz, which took place f rom the residence of Mr. John Gomber, on South Market street, Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock was one of the largest that has taken place in Frederick for some time. The three fire departments in full uniform and citizen's dress, attended in a body, and also a large concourse of friends and relatives of the deceased. The active Pall bearers were George H. Kline, Ralph Bowers, J, Harry Hauer, E. S. Eichelberger, Wm. Macgill and J. Roger McSherry; Honorary - from the Independent Hose Co., Edward Eader, W. C. Martin, Geo. Keyser, B. Rosenour; Junior S. F. E. Co., Charles A Kopp, Harry Miller, Edward Schroeder, Harry Yelson; United S. F. E. Co., Walter Cook, Albert Pearre, Wm. Kolb, Harry Blackston. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. Hasskarl, Ingle, Peale and Eschbach. W. H. B. Etchison was the undertaker. The floral tributes which were described in The News Saturday, were many and beautiful. The Y.M,C.U presented the family with a very pretty memento in the share of a broken column composed of artificial flowers. on the face of the column was placed the initials of the union.
     Immediately after the accident on Thursday at Point of Rocks, which resulted in the death, Messrs. G. S. Mercier, George H. Hickman, and others picked him up and he was taken to the home of  Mr.George H. Hickman, where everything possible was done by that gentleman
and his family to contribute to the comfort of the sufferer. Mr. S. R. Hickman, who witnessed the accident says he is confident that the train was not going at a speed over 16 miles per hour when Mr.Nusz jumped.