Eagle Springs, NC Accidental Shooting, Jan 1917
J. D. FOOT KILLED ON A HUNT.
ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF HIS GUN FATAL TO A WELL-KNOWN GOLFER.
Special to The New York Times.
Pinehurst, N.C., Jan. 20. -- JAMES D. FOOT of Rye, N.Y., a prominent member of the Apawamis Golf Club, and one of the best known of the older generation of amateur golfers, died today at Eagle Springs, N.C., from injuries received, when his leg was badly mangled by the accidental discharge of his shotgun. He was quail hunting when the accident occurred. Dr. James S. Brown of Montclair, N.J., who is spending the Winter here, amputated the hattered leg but the delay in obtaining proper surgical assistance proved fatal. MR. FOOT dying soon after, the operation.
MR. FOOT was formerly a manufacturer, and retired fifteen years ago. He came here every year for the quail hunting, and arrived from his home in Rye only a week ago. He was a Director of the Foot Manufacturing Company of Jersey City, the Passaic Print Works of Passaic, N.J., the Positive Lock Washer Company of Newark, N.J., and the Superior Thread and Yarn Company.
He was born in Springfield, Mass., and was a son of the late Homer Foot. MR. FOOT was in his sixty-seventh year. He was a member of the Hardware and New York Athletic Clubs of New York City. He leaves a wife, a son, and one daughter.
New York Times New York 1917-01-21