Piqua Daily Call
25 July 1924
A fall which he suffered while doing carpenter work proved fatal to Roscoe T. Babylon, age 56 years who died in Memorial Hospital late Thursday afternoon, where he had been rushed following the accident. Mr. Babylon was a carpenter and contractor and was prominent in construction work activities in the city. He has erected a number of structures in the twenty-four years he has lived in the city. He was injured while working on a building for the McKinley Poultry company, and had but three hours work left when a weak wood beam slid unexpectedly crushing him on the boards of the floor below. He suffered a fractured skull. Mr. Babylon was installing large boards near the ceiling of the room on the second floor of the building when the plank gave way. In falling he struck his head and shoulders simultaneously against the floor and at the same time one of the large beams fell striking him on the head as he lay unconscious on the floor. The victim was born June 13, 1863. He had been employed by Mr. McKinley for some time and was a next door neighbor to his employer, who was greatly shocked to hear of the accident. Mr. Babylon was born in Shelby county but came to Piqua, twenty four years ago. He lived at the corner of Virginia and Boone Streets. He leaves to mourn are a wife, two brothers Marlott of Piqua, and Ditmer of Covington, two sisters, Mrs. F. H. Love, of Sidney, and Mrs. Charles Swan, also of Sidney. Funeral services will be held at Greene Street M E church at 2 pm Saturday in charge of the Rev. Lewis. Burial will be made in the Forest Hill cemetery.
Sidney Daily News
25 July 1924
Roscoe E. Babylon suffered a fracture of the skull Thursday afternoon which may prove fatal in a few hours. He was injured when a two by four broke beneath him at the cupola at the McKinley Poultry House at the corner of Roosevelt and Pennsylvania Avenues and caused him to fall 12 feet. A two by eight piece of timber fell upon him. Babylon lives at the corner of Boone and Virginia Streets. Dr. J. C. Kiser and Dr. Robert J. Caywood were called to the scene of the accident at once and the injured man was rushed to the Memorial Hospital. Babylon was working on the cupola or "dog shed" at the McKinley Co, when the two by four timber on which he was standing broke. The man fell a distance of 12 feet and was struck by a two by eight which fell upon him - Piqua Call.
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