Matthew Bilbow Obit 19nov1897

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Matthew Bilbow Obit
19nov1897 - A SINGULAR FATALITY. Mathew B 11 bow Fell Down...
A SINGULAR FATALITY. Mathew B 11 bow Fell Down the Steps and Broke hi. Heck - Died Before Medical Assistance Arrived. Matew J. Bilbow, laborer of 418 Fhelps street, met his death in a most singular manner last night. About 7:30 o'clock he was leaving the house and in going down a short flight of steps missed his footing and fell a distance of t;ix feet. His wife, who was in the kitchen hurried to his assistance, but did not expect to find him seriously injured. injured. She was astonished to find that he could not speak and was apparently unconscious. In response to her cries a number of neighbors promptly arrived on the fcene and the unfortunate man was borne into the house. Here it was quickly observed that his condition was critical and medical assistance was summoned, but Bilbow died in less than fifteen minutes after the accident. When the medical men arrived they examined examined the body and found that Bel - bow's neck had been broken. He wa 47 years of age and is survived by a wife and two children. Coroner Longstreet was notified and will make an investigation this morning. morning. -

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 19 Nov 1897, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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