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Wife of Henry Ward Beecher has narrow escape in carriage accident

Henry Ward Beecher, circa 1876, detail
02/08/1860
Eunice Beecher, the wife of the famous Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, suffered severe injuries when the two-wheel chaise she was driving to meet her husband at a railroad depot in New York, smashed into the steps of the Brooklyn Bank.  She struck her head and was rendered unconscious. A servant was also slightly injured.  Though some newspapers reported her near death, she was fully recovered in a week and lived to be 85.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
William Constantine Beecher, Samuel Scoville, Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher, A Biography of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher (New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1888), 385-386. 

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