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Obits - NJ - 1900 - Willard A. Humphrey
KILLED BY A FALL
A Former Resident of New Monmouth Killed at Hoboken
Willard A. Humphrey of Hoboken, formerly of New Monmouth and a nephew of Mrs. A. H. Hurley of Headden's Corner, died last Thursday of fractured skull
at a New York Hospital.
Mr. Humphrey was employed as a painter. On Tuesday afternoon of last week he was working on a ladder at Hoboken. In attempting to reach a short
distance above him the ladder slipped and he fell to the sidewalk, a distance of fifteen feet. He struck on his head and his skull was fractured.
He was taken to a New York hospital, where he died without regaining consciousness.
Mr. Humphrey was among the members of the Fourth regiment of the National guard of New Jersey volunteer infantry at the breaking out of the Spanish
war. Some time after his enlistment as corporal he was promoted to a sergeancy and he held that rank until he was mustered from the service. The
funeral was held on Sunday and the body was buried in Fair View cemetery. The Royal Arcanum of Jersey City Heights and the military company of the
Fourth regiment of Jersey City took part in the service.
Mr. Humphrey was unmarried. He made his home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Humphrey, at Hoboken.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Oct 3, 1900
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