|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1867|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1920|
Death Date: September 26, 1920
Eagle Valley Enterprise page 1
Wm. Abrams Meets Death in Hotel Elevator Shaft
Last Sunday evening, Wm. Abrams, formerly of Eagle, died in a Denver hospital from injuries received that afternoon when he fell three stories to the bottom of a freight elevator shaft in the Montview hotel in Denver.
Mr. Abrams lost his eyesight several years ago in a premature explosion of a charge of powder while working in a mine on the Grand River above Glenwood, and for the past three or four years, has conducted a news and flower stand on a prominent street corner in Denver, where he did a good business. He was discovered unconscious at the bottom of the elevator shaft by employees of the hotel shortly after the accident and removed to a hospital. He regained consciousness shortly before he died, and explained the accident by stating that he must have mistaken the rear of the building for the front and thus walked off into the open shaft. He had been rooming on the third floor of the Montview hotel for the past three years.
Abrams was a veteran of the Spanish-American war, and was 46 years old at the time of his death.
His mother and brother, Loyal Abrams, live on a ranch on Brush Creek, and the latter left for Denver Monday morning to take charge of his brother's body and make arrangements for the funeral.
2nd. Regt Vol. Co. C. 1898
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Record added: Aug 26, 2010
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RIP William and thank you.|
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