|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1907|
como de 35 años; carpintero; caido de un edificio en construcción en la estación del ferrocarril de este mismo lugar.
Bisbee Daily Review
August 14, 1907
CRUSHED SKULL IN FALL OFF GIRDER
Carpenter at Naco, Sonora, Meets Death, Probably as Result of Sudden Attack Apoplexy -- From Texas
(Special to Review)
NACO, Sonora, Mexico, Aug. 13. - J.J. Starr, a carpenter, this afternoon fell from a girder in the roof of the new round house building of the C. R. Y. & P., sustaining injuries which resulted fatally two hours later, Starr dying at 4:50.
Of his home nothing has been determined as yet further than that it was somewhere in Texas. He was a member of the Knights Pythias in that state and members of the order here are endeavoring to locate the lodge and his family, if he had one. Previous to his engaging with the railroad force of carpenters here some time ago, Starr had worked in California and Arizona. He was about 30 years of age, of quiet manner and well liked among his fellow workmen.
Starr was terribly injured in his fall, which cover less than twenty feet. Eye witnesses state that he suddenly toppled and that as he went over his eyes closed and seemed to bulge as if from a rush of blood, which might have indicated a sudden attack of apoplexy. He struck the ground on his knees, but the great force of the fall was on his forehead and face, which struck on the flat top of a cement wall at the bottom of the framing.
The unconscious man was at once picked up and carried to a cot, where physicians quickly summoned were soon in attendance. His condition from the first, however, was known to be hopeless. The forehead was pressed back, the entire front of the skull being evidently caved against the brain. Every tooth in his mouth had been knocked out by the terrible impact of the blow against the cement wall, while the jaws appeared to be twisted. Starr at no time regained consciousness and was from the first at so low a tide of life that he could not have realized suffering. During the last hour of his life respiration was less than five feeble gasps to the minute. He is thought to have worked in Bisbee just before coming here.
Created by: Q.E.P.D.
Record added: Sep 08, 2012
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