Greenwich, CT Pony Throws Boy, Sep 1902
ACCIDENT AFTER THE CIRCUS.
PRESIDENT TRUESDALE'S SON'S PONY THROWS A BOY, FATALLY INJURING HIM.
Special to The New York Times.
Greenwich, Conn., Sept. 13. -- JIMMIE MEEHAN, aged fourteen, is dying at his home, next door to the Summer residence of WILLIAM H. TRUESDALE, President of the Lackawanna Road, owing to his desire to ride a circus pony.
JIMMIE was one of the lemonade boys at the amateur circus this afternoon, and afterward volunteered to lead MR. TRUESDALE'S son's pony, DAN, to JOHN WAHL'S stables, a half mile away. CALVIN TRUESDALE had ridden the pony in the ring. JIMMIE was told to lead the animal, but instead jumped in the saddle. Going down a hill the pony threw him, and he was picked up unconscious and taken into SCOTT CONOVER'S house near by. Four physicians have been attending him, but he has received internal injuries, and it is thought a fractured skull, and will probably live only until morning.
The New York Times New York 1902-09-14