WILLIAMS, Humphrey

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WILLIAMS, Humphrey (c. 1880-1930)

In the News~

July 2, 1930 [TI/Avalon]: “Plunging head first under the rear wheels of a ten-ton truck as it rolled along Pebbly Beach Road, Humphrey Williams, aged 50, of 322 West 41st Street, Los Angeles, was instantly killed last Saturday. The County Coroner was immediately notified and the body was sent to the County morgue to await an inquest to be held Tuesday afternoon. Information obtained by the local police indicates that Williams was despondent because he was out of work and that the moving wheels of the passing truck so fascinated him that he threw himself under the read wheels. Williams had lived for several years in Los Angeles and came to Avalon a few days ago in search of summer employment. The driver of the truck was requested to appear at the inquest, also several workmen who were working on the Pebbly Beach road near the scene of the tragedy.”