BOWLING GREEN - Jack Skiles, colored, dropped dead, this morning at 11:30 o'clock.
He assisted in putting a barrel of merchandise into a cellar of a drug store Saturday when it fell and struck him on the head, knocking him senseless.
He had recovered from the shock, however, and went with his family to Richmond. On returning to this city he took to his bed and was feeling much better just before his death, but asked to move to another bed while he was being made up. In the act of walking across the room he gave a grown and fell back dead.
Hopkinsville New Era
June 1887

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