Date of death: 23 May 1904
Subject: John William Leidy
Source: St. Joseph Gazette, 24 May 1904, p. 7
John W. Leidy, an aged man who lived at Crosby [sic], died at the Ensworth hospital yesterday as the result of injuries received on the Burlington railroad several days ago. His food was badly crushed and it was necessary to amputate it. Mr. Leidy did not recover from the operation. Mr. Leidy was about 75 years of age and he leaves several relatives in Crosby. His body will be shipped there this morning for interment.
Note: there is possibly more to his death than meets the eye. In 1893, he attempted suicide by jumping from a train.