Killed by Auto

Lansingburgh Woman Died at Hospital

Lansingburgh Woman Died at Hospital

Mrs. Mary H. Shellard of 241 Fourth Avenue, Lansingburgh, died this morning at the Troy Hospital from a fracture of the skull, received when she was struck by an automobile driven by Francis J. Hoar, a student at Clarkson University at Potsdam, formerly a student of the R. P. I. The accident happened about 9 o'clock last night on Chatham Square, corner of King and River Streets. Mrs. Shellard was crossing the street at the time. According to a statement made by George Coakley, who was in the machine with Hoar, the latter was driving at a moderate rate of speed down King Street and when he reached the Manufacturers' Bank turned to one side to avoid striking another machine. This brought Mrs Shellard directly in the path of his machine. Hoar turned quickly, but the lamp on the front of the machine struck the woman hurling her to the roadway. One of the right wheels passed over her body. 

Unconscious When Found

Mrs Shellard was picked up unconscious and rushed in Mr Hoar's machine to the hospital, but she never regained her senses and passed away at 9:15 o'clock this morning. Coroner Meredith was notified and this afternoon had not decided whether he would hold an inquest. Hoar went to the Third Precinct Station after conveying Mrs Shellard to the hospital and reported the accident to Sergeant Kane. He was not detained as he promised to come to Troy today if he was wanted. Today he called on the telephone from Potsdam and said he would come here at once it wanted. 

Wife of Titanic Victim.

Mrs Shellard was at the hospital last night for several hours before she was identified by her son, Reginald, with whom she lives. She also has two other sons, Ernest and Frederick. Mrs Shellard was the Widow of Frederick Shellard, who was employed (sic) on the steamship Titanic and was one of the victims when that vessel-went to the bottom of the ocean.

Related Biographies:

Frederick Blainey Shellard
Harriet Mary Shellard

Relates to Place:

Troy, New York, United States


Gavin Bell


Encyclopedia Titanica (2019) Killed by Auto (Troy Times, Saturday 23rd September 1922, ref: #77, published 30 September 2019, generated 27th May 2020 04:21:22 PM); URL :