TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY DIES IN CONVULSIONS FROM ATTACK OF LOCKJAW
Frederick Farnsworth Removed to
HAD STEPPED ON RUSTY NAIL
Frederick Farnsworth, aged 10 years, son of Isaac Farnsworth, living in a boathouse at the foot of Monroe street, was received a the City hospital at noon yesterday suffering from an acute attack of lockjaw, which caused death at 8:30 last night after several hours of terrible suffering.
The lad stepped on a rusty nail about a week ago which pierced the ball of his right foot, causing a painful wound. Local remedies were applied to the injury by the family, but the boy grew worse, symptoms of tetanus developing three days after the accident.
It appears that not until after the jaws of the boy had become firmly set and he was unable to partake of any nourishment did the family realize the seriousness of his condition and summon a physician.
Dr. J. Howard Davis visited the boy Friday evening and found him suffering greatly. Upon the physician's instructions he was removed to the city hospital.
Dr. Hobbs was called into consultation in the case, but their efforts availed for nothing. After writhing in convulsions for several hours, death came as a merciful relief to his sufferings.
Had the lad received the proper medical attention when the accident occurred it is probable that his life might have been saved.
The body was taken in charge by Undertake Miller, who will have charge of the funeral.
The funeral of Fred Farnsworth, the 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Farnsworth, who died of lockjaw Friday night (