L.V. Track Walker Was Frozen To Death

Joseph Hardenstine, aged 59 years, employed as a track walker on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, was found dead along the railroad track near Allen’s tanks, half a mile below Wysox. It is believed he suffered an attack of heart failure that rendered him helpless that he froze to death. He had long been a sufferer from heart trouble. His wife, three daughters and two sons survive.

Source: Pittston Gazette, January 15, 1914.


Cold Wave Grips State And Many Deaths Reported

Lehigh Valley Track Walker Frozen to Death While Fulfilling His Duties


Man and Woman With Weak Hearts Perish After Exposure to Frigid Blasts

Towanda, Pa., Jan. 14.—Joseph Hardenstine, a Lehigh trackwalker, froze to death while fulfilling his duty yesterday. He was walking along the track, looking at the nuts and bolts as his duty required and was seen to slip and fall.

Section hands working about half a mile away, hurried to him when he did not rise, and found him froze stiff.

The body is so badly frozen that it is impossible to learn whether or not he suffered an attach of heart failure. He was 59 years of age. A farm house several rods from where Hardenstine met his death registered 9 degrees below zero at the time.

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Mr. Hardenstine Fatally Stricken In Towanda

Henry Hardenstine of Saco was fatally stricken on Main St. in Towanda last night.

He has just arrived in the county seat with his wife and son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller. He was getting out of the car near State St. when he slumped to the ground.

Dr. Willis A. Redding was called and pronounced him dead.

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Mrs. Rosie Hardenstine

WYSOX, Feb. 4—Mrs. Rosie Hardenstine Parks, 66, died Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Groover, near here. Besides Mrs. Groover she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Garn Campbell; one brother, Malcolm Huff of Wysox; one other daughter, Mrs. Cephas Hall of Riggs; two sons, Henry Hardenstine of Saco and Lewis Hardenstine of Syracuse; and 17 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Wysox church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Wysox cemetery.

Source: Sayre Evening Times, February 4, 1935.