|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1845|
Jacob W. Hasbrouck was born in Beloit, Wis., July 28, 1846, and came to his death by accidentally walking into an open pit of an elevator at the Mealy Hotel in Oelwein April 17, 1918. Mr. Hasbrouck came to Iowa when a young man and settled in Fayette county, where he was engaged in farming for many years. He was married to Miss Ellen Kint in the year 1864. Seven children were born to this union, three sons and four daughters, namely: John, William, Stephen, Mrs. Alta Wells, Mrs. Elsie Latham, Mrs. Myrtle Burns and one daughter who died in infancy. All of the family excepting Mrs. Wells and Mrs. Burns have passed to their reward. Mr. Hasbrouck was a genial, neighborly man and was widely known, as most of his long life had been spent on the vicinity of Hazleton.
Twenty years ago he was baptized and united with the Presbyterian church. He had lived to a goodly age and is now in the hands of an all wise Creator. His familiar figure will no more be seen on this earth. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church, Friday, April 19th at 2:30P. M. conducted by the Rev. H. Foote. Interment in the Kint cemetery.
J. C. HASBROUCK FALLS TO DEATH
Fell Down the Freight Elevator Shaft at Hotel Mealey at 10:15 Wednesday Forenoon
J. C. Hasbrouck met instant death Wednesday forenoon at about 10:15 when he fell down the elevator shaft in Hotel Mealey and struck on his shoulders and the back of his head on the concrete floor at the bottom of the shaft. Death was evidently instantaneous as the skull was crushed. Mr. Hasbrouck was employed in the Gilliam Café in connection with the hotel, coming here from Hazleton about two weeks ago. The freight elevator is entered from the passage between the dining room and the kitchen. There is a door in the elevator and also a gate which is down at all times except when the elevator is at that floor. Mr. Hasbrouck fell from the first floor.
In an interview with Chef Edom and Miss Mildred Ballensifer who last saw Mr. Hasbrouck alive, they stated that he opened the door to the elevator, raised the gate and called up the shaft that the elevator be lowered to the first floor. They heard him call and then heard the thud of his body striking the bottom of the shaft. It was evident that he fell backwards as he struck on the back of his head and his shoulders.
Coroner Smittle was notified and replied that he would arrive in the city at 3:30 p.m. to hold an inquest. He directed that the body, after being viewed, should be taken to an undertaking parlor.
Mr. Hasbrouck was about seventy-one years of age and had resided in and near Hazleton nearly all his life. His wife died some years ago and he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Wells and Mrs. Myrtle Burns.
William Walter Hasbrouck (1869 - 1913)*
Created by: Nicholas Remington
Record added: Sep 24, 2007
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