New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - William Gorman

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New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - William Gorman

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William Gorman Dead

His Death Caused by a Fall From His Wheel

William Gorman of Atlantic Highlands, who was injured on Claypit creek bridge on Sunday night by falling from his bicycle, died yesterday afternoon from the result of his injuries. Gorman's injury was not supposed to have been of a serious nature. He walked from Navesink to Atlantic Highlands Sunday night after his injuries were dressed and he was around town all day Monday. Yesterday afternoon he went to Thomas Jennings's hotel at Atlantic Highlands and as he stepped on the stoop of the hotel he fell in a faint. He was taken in the hotel and Joseph Kelly, a hackman, was sent for to take him home. He died as he was being helped in the carriage.

Gorman had been drinking on Sunday when he fell from his wheel and the circumstances of his death were of such a suspicious nature as to warrant an investigation. Coroner Tetley of Red Bank went to Atlantic Highlands last night and empaneled a coroner's jury composed of Jacob M. Quackenbush, Thomas J. Emery, Dr. R. Stanley Matthews, John Delaney, Edward Oakes and Phil Shlewin.

Dr. John H. VanMater and Dr. Russel G. Andrew made a post-mortem examination to-day in the presence of the jury and the inquest will be held in the Truck House at Atlantic Highlands next Wednesday morning. Joseph Kelly, the hackman, William Jennings, who was in charge of the hotel, and Timothy McLaughlin, who is supposed to have been with Gorman on Sunday when he was hurt, have been subpoenaed as witnesses. Gorman was a brother of James, John and George Gorman of Atlantic Highlands. They were all brought up at New Monmouth.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, May 2, 1900

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