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New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - Daniel W. Minton


His Skull Crushed In

Daniel W. Minton Killed At Long Branch

He Was Struck by a Falling Beam While at Work on the New Parochial School at Long Branch and Died Shortly Afterward

Daniel W. Minton, aged 24 years, son of Thomas B. Minton of Fair Haven, received an injury while working on the new parochial school at Long Branch on Friday from which he died an hour and a half later at the Long Branch hospital.

Minton was working on the second floor of the building under an opening leading to the upper stories of the building. Through this opening heavy timbers were being hoisted to the top of the building. When one of the timbers was about 35 feet above Mintonís head the rope around it slipped off, letting the timber drop. It struck Minton on the head and across the shoulder. His skull and shoulder were crushed and his chest and neck also suffered from the effects of the blow. The timber was 6x10, twelve feet long. Minton was taken at once to the Long Branch hospital. His father was telegraphed for, but the injured man had died before his father reached the hospital.

Daniel Minton was born at Fair Haven. At an early age he learned the carpenter trade with his father. Several years ago he married Leona Krugs, daughter of George Krugs of Red Bank, and since his marriage he had worked at his trade in and near Red Bank. His wife died about seven months ago and since then he had boarded with the family of D. W. Wilguss of Red Bank.

Besides a father and mother he leaves five brothers and two sisters. The brothers are Henry, Thomas, Charles, Joseph and Warren Minton of Fair Haven. The sisters are Mrs. William Emery of Oceanic and Miss Elizabeth Minton of Fair Haven.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, August 1, 1900

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