Sunday, June 8, 2008

JOHN NEWLIN - Obituary

Newlin, John
The East Liverpool Tribune
Sixteen Year Old Boy Crushed By Heavy Weight Striking Him
A fatal accident occurred at the plant of the American Sheet & Tin Plate company yesterday morning (Dec. 28, 1906), the victim being John Newlin, the 16-year-old son of Samuel Newlin, the mill carpenter.
Young Newlin was employed as a scrap boy at the mill, and was gathering up the scraps of steel about the shears when the heavy weight used in operating the machine was let down with considerable force, striking him on the back as he was stooping over. The boy was crushed to the floor and rendered unconscious.
On examination by Drs. Park and Tarr it was found that his back was broken, and he died less than a half hour after the accident. The body was removed to McLean Bros. undertaking establishment and later to the Newlin home at Kounts' Corners, between Wellsville and East Liverpool.
The coroner will conduct an inquest today, and the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday from the residence. Interment will be made in Spring Grove cemetery.

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