Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 09:49:51 :
Thursday, September 9, 1920
Former Local Boy Meets Painful Death
The funeral of Layton V. Duffy, a former San Rafael boy and member of a family well known here, was held Tuesday under the direction of the Mary Eden Undertaking firm, following a sad and fatal accident at Fort Bragg, where Duffy was employed by the Curtis Lumber company.
According to reports the young man slipped and fell backwards as he approached a large circular saw. The teeth of the whirling wheel tore into Duffy’s left side, inflicting injuries from which he died within a few moments. He was 23 years of age, and for three or four years he had been in the naval service of the United States.
The family some years ago resided in t he home now owned and occupied by William P. Murray on Petaluma avenue. The father of the boy, T. J. Duffy, was a prominent real estate man, with business in San Francisco.
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