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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - John Brookes
Suing For Her Husband's Death
Mrs. Catherine Brookes of Oakhurst has brought suit against the Consolidated gas company of Long Branch for $25,000 damages for the
death of her husband, John Brookes. Mr. Brookes was painting the Elias Asiel cottage at Elberon last winter when he grabbed an
electric light wire to balance himself. The wire was charged and Mr. Brookes was instantly killed. Mrs. Brookes claims that
the wire was not properly insulated and that the current had been ordered turned off at the cottage several days before the accident happened.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, June 19, 1901
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