Philip W Alsford

Philip W Alsford

Date of Birth: 1890

Born In: San Mateo County

Age: 4


Marital Status: Single

Died: 2 Apr 1894

Cause of Death: Strangulation-Accidental

Death Location: Woodside

Burial Plot: 35

FindaGrave ID: 6536989

Philip W Alsford


A sad accident occured Wednesday at about noon at the residence of J. E. Alsford, Woodside. His young four-year-old son, with a little brother, while playing under two small trees near the house, was strangled by a cord attached to one of the trees. The father on his way to the well noticed the boy standing on a box near the tree, having in his hand a cord. He admonished the boy to be careful and not fall off the box. Shortly afterward, Mr. Alsford saw he was hanging by the twine and at once ran to his assistance and cut the cord. It was soon learned to the parents grief, that the one they loved so well was dead. Coroner Crowe was at once summoned and an Inquest on the body was held Thursday morning. The theory is that the little boy climbed on the box and playfully twisted the cord around his neck, and accidentally falling was strangled. The heartbroken parents have resided in Woodside for a number of years. The funeral took place from the Episcopal Church Thursday at 2 o'clock. Interment at Union Cemetery.

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