From the 12 Jul 1888 issue of the Tennessee Daily Journal and Journal and Tribune
July 11 –
- Yesterday morning while James Broyles was at work at the top metal cornice to the new store of G.B. Ross, the scaffolding became unbalanced and he was tossed off in a violent manner. Fortunately, he was thrown on the roof over the sidewalk to an adjourning building, which checked his descent, but he continued to fall until he reached the street. He is badly injured, but it is not thought to be in a dangerous condition. Had it not been for the roof that checked the fall, in all probability immediate death would have been the result.
- John Eagleton, Jr., died yesterday at about eleven o’clock, after a brief illness from typhoid fever. He was a most excellent young man in the very bloom of life. All who knew him, loved him and had a good word to say for him.
- Mrs. Kidd, a very old widow woman, died yesterday morning. She was recently attacked with paralysis and at her advanced age soon passed away.