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Steve and Pauline Jones’ Family History
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.Martin Luther King Jr.
Report into the death of John James Johnson (1860-1874) The Illustrated Police News 3 October 1874
An inquiry has been held by the coroner for Middlesex, at the London Hospital, respecting the death of John James Johnson, aged fourteen years. Deceased was a labourer in the employ of Messrs. Gates and Littlepage, at their mills, in Fairclough-street, St. George’s-in-the-East. On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Littlepage was seated in his room adjoining the one in which a steam-engine was at work, when he heard a noise and a voice exclaim, “Stop it!” and he rushed into the engine-room, and shut off the steam. Upon entering the machine-room, he found that the deceased had been caught by the shaft in attempting to adjust one of the bands whilst the machinery was in motion. He received a fracture of the skull, and expired on Wednesday. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
Steve & Pauline Jones’ Family History
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.Martin Luther King Jr.
© S M Jones Content is free for most uses - see legal stuff. Last update 10 Mar 2020
Report into the death of John James Johnson (1860-1874) The Illustrated Police News 3 October 1874
An inquiry has been held by the coroner for Middlesex, at the London Hospital, respecting the death of John James Johnson, aged fourteen years. Deceased was a labourer in the employ of Messrs. Gates and Littlepage, at their mills, in Fairclough-street, St. George’s- in-the-East. On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Littlepage was seated in his room adjoining the one in which a steam-engine was at work, when he heard a noise and a voice exclaim, “Stop it!” and he rushed into the engine-room, and shut off the steam. Upon entering the machine-room, he found that the deceased had been caught by the shaft in attempting to adjust one of the bands whilst the machinery was in motion. He received a fracture of the skull, and expired on Wednesday. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.