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 John Thomas Spotswood

John Thomas Spotswood

Perry, Ralls County, Missouri, USA
Death 30 Oct 1906 (aged 40)
Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA
Burial Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, USA
Plot Block J, Lot 35, Space 3
Memorial ID 17300549 · View Source
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John Thomas Spotswood was the son of John Washington Spotswood and Margaret Elizabeth "Isabella" (Scott) Spotswood he was born 26 June, 1866 @ Perry, Ralls County, Missouri and married in a double wedding ceremony with his wife's sister Wilmuth Ann Brown 29 December 1886 @ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri married to Susan Nancy "Susie" Brown daughter of William P. Brown and Nancy Black Read and died 30 Oct. 1906 @ Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas. Obituary as follows:

Quoted from the Caney Chronicle News Paper Friday Nov. 2, 1906


J. T. Spotswood Killed While Working in the Reservoir at Waterworks




Became Unconscious About Four O' Clock and Died Eleven O' Clock PM.


A sad accident happened at the waterworks reservoir about two O' clock Tuesday afternoon, and resulted in the death of J. T. Spotswood about eleven that evening.
Mr. Spotswood and two companions were working in the reservoir at the waterworks, and had just sent up a wheelbarrow full of rock. A team is used to hoist the wheelbarrow, and in some way the wheelbarrow swung so that one of the handles caught in the platform above and before the team could be stopped the wheelbarrow was upset, dumping part of the contents back into the well.
The other two men were watching the wheelbarrow and when the load started to fall they succeeded in dodging it, but Mr. Spotswood had his back turned and was digging, and before he could heed the warning of his companions he was struck on the head by a large stone and another struck him on the shoulder. He climbed out of the well and was taken to his home and medical assistance was summoned, his injuries were not thought to be serious until later in the afternoon when he became unconscious. After Mr. Spotswood lapsed into unconsciousness Dr. Booker, the attending physician , knew that the force of the blow had caused concussion of the brain, and assisted by Dr. Stevens trephined his skull, removing almost a pint of clotted blood. But the operation did no good, and the unfortunate man died a short time after 11 o'clock PM. Mr. Spotswood leaves a wife and seven children, the eldest about 15 and the youngest nearly 11 months old. He was thirty nine years old. He carried $2,000 insurance in the A. O. U. W. and was a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in the Baptist Church, his pastor, Rev. Frank B. Brown, officiating, and in charge of the Workman lodge.
His family has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

Gravesite Details first Spotswood to be buried @ Elmwood Cemetery, Burial Date was 2 Nov 1906




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