(Okay, his neck. But my rhyme is better.)
I believe the Railroad House was at Clinton and Bridge streets in Doylestown. Looks like there's just a parking lot there now. Yick.
Man at Doylestown Hotel Dead From Accident in the Dark.
Lewis Flack, a well known carpenter of Doylestown, was found dead in the stable at the Railroad House, Tuesday night, having fallen through a trap door and broke his neck.
Flack, who was about 50 years of age and unmarried, had lived in Doylestown for many years. Some time ago we went to Ambler and was in the employ of Joseph H. Fretz, but this week returned to Doylestown. He was seen around the Railroad House, late in the afternoon, but the accident evidently occurred at night. At 6:30 o’clock when the stableman was in the barn there was nothing wrong, but shortly after 10 o’clock when the son of Landlord Kenderdine went into the stable he found the dead body of Flack lying on the floor under the trap door from the hay loft.
There appears to be no explanation of Flack’s presence in the barn. The hotel employees say they know nothing of it but it is reported that he slept there on several occasions. He probably went there Tuesday night for the purpose and in the darkness fell through the hole. Death was instantaneous.
The remains of the unfortunate man were taken in charge by Undertaker Howard W. Atkinson and removed to his establishment.
The deceased was the son of the late William Flack and is survived by four half brothers and four half sisters. Two half sisters live in Philadelphia but are at the present time visiting relatives in Doylestown, the others live in the town.
Coroner Howard W. White investigated the case.