Obits - NJ - 1900 - John H. Scott

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Obits - NJ - 1900 - John H. Scott

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John H. Scott Killed

He Fell From a Scaffold Saturday

He Was Seventy Years Old and Had Been a Carpenter for fifty Years - This Was His First Accident

John H. Scott of Headden's Corner fell from a scaffold on Saturday while working on Matthew Salmon's house at Net Swamp. Hr struck on his head and received injuries from which he died yesterday afternoon.

Mr. Scott was working on a scaffold eighteen feet from the ground. John Dowd was working with him. Mr. Dowd left the scaffold to get some material for his work. When he returned a few minutes afterward he found Mr. Scott lying on the ground. When Mr. Dowd left the scaffold Mr. Scott was sawing a piece of timber. He stood near the end of the scaffold and was in a stooping position. A cornice of the house projected partly over him. It is supposed that as he raised up, his back struck the cornice and caused him to fall to the ground.

Dr. Taylor of Middletown was sent for. He found that Mr. Scott had suffered concussion of the brain and that his spine was injured. He was removed to his home after his injuries were examined. He did not regain consciousness after he fell and his condition gradually grew worse until his death.

Mr. Scott was seventy years old. He had worked at the carpenter trade for fifty years and this was the first accident that he had ever met with. His brother, Thomas Scott of Belford, fell from a scaffold a good many years ago while working at Hopping station and he has been a cripple ever since. He leaves another brother, William Scott of Headden's Corner.

Mr. Scott was born near Headden's Corner and he had lived in that vicinity all his life. He leaves a wife, who was Miss Mary Cooper. Two sons also survive him. They are Thomas Scott of Red Bank and Frank Scott of Headden's Corner.. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at the chapel at Fair View cemetery. The body will be buried in Fair View cemetery.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Oct 17, 1900