Sugar refineries have always been dangerous places to work. My ancestral research has frequently turned up notes of severe injuries and deaths of men who were working in them.
An early September day in 1913 started out normally for Joseph Christook. Unfortunately, as he was unloading a load of coal for the factory furnaces, he slipped into the chute carrying the stream of coal and was crushed under the ever growing pile.
Did he leave family waiting for him at this home at 126 North 5th Street in Williamsburg, New York? Can you find his death record?
He died fairly recently in time. Test your genealogy investigative skills and see if you can assemble the story of Joseph’s life.