A Death From Lockjaw
A Tinton Falls Boy Dies From This Cause
He Was Kicked by a Horse a Week Ago Sunday , and Lockjaw Set in on Friday, His Death Resulting Two Days Later
Norman K. Farr, Jr., aged four years, son of Norman K. Farr of Tinton Falls, died of lockjaw on Sunday. Just a week previously the boy was kicked by a horse which he was leading to the barn, and a cut three inches long was made in his scalp. The wound was apparently healing nicely. On Friday lockjaw set in and on Sunday morning the boy died from this disease. He apparently did not suffer much until near his death, when he was seized with convulsions. The funeral was held on Monday and the body was taken to Matawan for burial.
The Farr family has lived at Tinton Falls only about two months, they having moved there from Swimming River. Mr. Farr is a carpenter and worked at Lakewood for Borden Bros. of Shrewsbury. Mr. Farr had five other children.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, August 15, 1900