|Death: ||Apr., 1887|
Residing in Union Twp
Jasper county, Missouri
Father E. J. Hood age 47 bp Illinois
step-brother Joel age 16 bp Missouri
sister Lucinda age 15 bp Missouri
William age 12 bp Missouri
Elmer age 10 bp Missouri
Belle age 3 bp Missouri
Article below taken from
Week of April 14, 1887
Another Accident at the Mines
On Tuesday last, Jno. Hood, an employee at the Garrison mine, Pleasant Valley, got a lay off and went to Joplin, returning as far as Carterville on Wednesday. After dinner he visited the Gray & Ground's shaft to call on some acquaintances. He was lowered by the hoister 60 feet to the first landing. There he was let out at his request and the tub was let on down 65 feet farther where some men were engaged in filling the tub. Hood was not seen again until he was found almost dead at the bottom of the lower shaft.
The conclusion of the workmen is that he started out from the first landing to where another party of men were at work, on the same level but missed his footing and fell to the bottom as all the hands now remember hearing a thud like noise but supposed, at the time, it was the dropping of some slate that occasionally falls from the mine above. The workmen at the bottom, for some time heard a strange noise beyond the pile of dirt they were shoveling, and going around to learn the cause, were horrified on finding the body of a man almost dead, but still groaning deeply. He was promptly hoisted to the surface and recognized by the hoister as the same man he had let down about 1:30, it then being about 4:00 pm. the body was recognized by our informant, Seth Beard, who happened to be in the mine at the time visiting the boys as that of John Hood. He was taken to the hotel but died in a few minutes. His back and right arm were broken and the left side of his skull was crushed.
Deceased was a single man about 26 years of age, son of Jno Hood, sr., who died a few years ago at his home near Reed's Station, where the widowed mother still lives and where the remains will be interred.
Specifically: Buried on the family property of John Hood Sr.'s home at Reed's Station, Jasper county, Missouri
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Record added: Feb 12, 2012
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