New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - William Henry Euston

Suffocated By Gas

A Freehold Boy Meets Death at New York

William Henry Euston, aged 17 years, son of William Euston of Freehold, was suffocated by gas in his room at New York last week. He was employed in New York as a coachman and slept over the stable. His room was heated by a gas stove. He went to bed with the stove burning. During the night the rubber tube attached to the jet became loose and Euston was suffocated by the escaping gas from the jet. He formerly worked for William H. Carson of Freehold and had been at New York but two months. He was secretary of the African Methodist Sunday-school of Freehold.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, October 18, 1899