Germantown, PA Painter Fell from Scaffolding, Jul 1898
Painter Killed While at Work.
John Shibel, 40 years, a painter, while working on the cornice at the residence of Thomas Drake, at Washington lane and Morton street, Germantown, fell from him scaffolding, yesterday, breaking his neck, and dying instantly. As no one knew where his home was the body was taken to the Morgue in the patrol.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 8 Jul 1898