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John (Nekhemia) SKYLER

John (Nekhemia) SKYLER

Male 1874 - 1888  (14 years)

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  • Name John (Nekhemia) SKYLER  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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    Born 23 Mar 1874  Vilna, Vilniaus, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
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    Shkliar Births
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    Gender Male 
    Address Aug 1888  825 Biddle St, St Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Died 8 Aug 1888  St Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11
    • Age: 14
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    John Skylar - Coroner's Inquest
    John Skylar - Coroner's Inquest
    Inquest held at Coroner
    Inquest held at Coroner
    John Skyler Headstone
    John Skyler Headstone
    Buried 9 Aug 1888  University City, St. Louis, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    • Bnai Amoona Cemetery (Old Section)
    John Skyler Headstone
    John Skyler Headstone
    Person ID I3379  Rofheart-Jones Ancestry.com Current Tree
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2018 

    Father Benjamin SKYLER,   b. 1835, Ponevezh, Panevezio, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1921, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Matilda (Matka Chaya) ROFHEART (ROFES),   b. Jan 1854, Vilnius, Vilnius City Municipality, Vilnius, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1922, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Jun 1870  Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    John Skyler Headstone
    John Skyler Headstone
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    John Skylar - Coroner's Inquest
    John Skylar - Coroner's Inquest
    Inquest held at Coroner
    Inquest held at Coroner
    Shkliar Births
    Shkliar Births

  • Sources 
    1. [S366] Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910
      Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910


    2. [S367] Web: BillionGraves.com Burial Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).

    3. [S368] Web: Missouri, Find A Grave Index, 1812-2012, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    4. [S304] GenealogyBank.com, St. Louis Republic, (Name: NewsBank; Date: 9 August 1888;), Vol. LXXXI Issue: 21243 Section: Part One Page:8., Mortuary Notice, Thursday August 9, 1888 Paper: St. Louis Republic, Vol: LXXXI, Issue:21243, Section:Part One, Page:8.
      A BOY DROWNED
      Johnnie Skyler, a boy 15 years of age, residing with his parents at 825 Biddle Street, was swiming in the river at the foot of Carr street yesterday when he was seized with cramps and drowned. Several people saw the boy trying to reach the shore, but his strength failed him and before assistance arrived he disappeared. The body of a boy was found at the foot of Soulard street yesterday afternoon and it is thought to be that of young Skyler. The remains were removed to the morgue.
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    5. [S6] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    6. [S369] St. Louis City Office of the Coroner Inquests, 1845-1900, (Name: The Missouri State Archives;), Box 57, Folder 124, Reel C 31287., Inquest held at Coroner’s Office St. Louis.
      Inquest held at Coroner’s Office
      St. Louis
      At 11:25 u.c. a.m. Aug 9 1888
      On the body of
      John Skyler
      825 Biddle Street
      Matilda Skyler being duly sworn testifies. The deceased is my child, he is 13 years of age, born in Russia.
      At about 6 u.c. last evening he went to the river to bathe at the foot of Carr and he went beyond his depth and was drowned his body was recovered. I will bury his remains. The drowning was purely accidental.
      (Signed) Mathilda Skyler
      Sworn and substantiated before me this 9th day of Aug. 1888
      Thos. Hennessy Deputy Coroner
      Henry Grupp being duly sworn testifies. I reside on Miller (+o) DeKalb St. At 6u.c. last evening I found deceased floating in the river at the foot of Soulard St. I turned him over to the police. Henry (his) X Grupp for sworn and substantiated before me this 9th day of August 1888.
      Thos. Hennessy Deputy Coroner
      Finding that the deceased John Skyler came to his death in the Mississippi River at ab 6 u.c. P.M. August 8th 1888 by drowning
      Accident

    7. [S366] Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910
      Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910


    8. [S304] GenealogyBank.com, St. Louis Republic, (Name: NewsBank; Date: 9 August 1888;), Vol. LXXXI Issue: 21243 Section: Part One Page:8., Mortuary Notice, Thursday August 9, 1888 Paper: St. Louis Republic, Vol: LXXXI, Issue:21243, Section:Part One, Page:8.
      A BOY DROWNED
      Johnnie Skyler, a boy 15 years of age, residing with his parents at 825 Biddle Street, was swiming in the river at the foot of Carr street yesterday when he was seized with cramps and drowned. Several people saw the boy trying to reach the shore, but his strength failed him and before assistance arrived he disappeared. The body of a boy was found at the foot of Soulard street yesterday afternoon and it is thought to be that of young Skyler. The remains were removed to the morgue.
      News Death
      News Death


    9. [S304] GenealogyBank.com, St. Louis Republic, (Name: NewsBank; Date: 9 August 1888;), Vol. LXXXI Issue: 21243 Section: Part One Page:8., Mortuary Notice, Thursday August 9, 1888 Paper: St. Louis Republic, Vol: LXXXI, Issue:21243, Section:Part One, Page:8.
      A BOY DROWNED
      Johnnie Skyler, a boy 15 years of age, residing with his parents at 825 Biddle Street, was swiming in the river at the foot of Carr street yesterday when he was seized with cramps and drowned. Several people saw the boy trying to reach the shore, but his strength failed him and before assistance arrived he disappeared. The body of a boy was found at the foot of Soulard street yesterday afternoon and it is thought to be that of young Skyler. The remains were removed to the morgue.
      News Death
      News Death


    10. [S366] Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910
      Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910


    11. [S304] GenealogyBank.com, St. Louis Republic, (Name: NewsBank; Date: 9 August 1888;), Vol. LXXXI Issue: 21243 Section: Part One Page:8., Mortuary Notice, Thursday August 9, 1888 Paper: St. Louis Republic, Vol: LXXXI, Issue:21243, Section:Part One, Page:8.
      A BOY DROWNED
      Johnnie Skyler, a boy 15 years of age, residing with his parents at 825 Biddle Street, was swiming in the river at the foot of Carr street yesterday when he was seized with cramps and drowned. Several people saw the boy trying to reach the shore, but his strength failed him and before assistance arrived he disappeared. The body of a boy was found at the foot of Soulard street yesterday afternoon and it is thought to be that of young Skyler. The remains were removed to the morgue.
      News Death
      News Death