Mr. Wm Jones, who for the last twenty years has been employed in various capacities about the East Tennessee shops, died suddenly yesterday morning about 7:10 o’clock near the passenger shed. He was carrying two buckets of water from the round house to the shops below the passenger shed, when he suddenly dropped to the flooring. All efforts to revive him were useless and ten minutes later he died. A coroner’s jury was impaneled by Squire Leahy. The verdict was that the deceased had came to his death from a complication of heart and brain trouble. Mr. Jones was removed to his home on Bertrand Street in the tenth ward. The deceased was a highly respected gentleman. He was in his sixty-ninth year of age and was a native of Grainger County, but had been a citizen of Knoxville for more than thirty years. He leaves a large family.
Knoxville Daily Tribune — Wednesday, April 6, 1892
Transcribed by Robert McGinnis and used by permission.
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