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John Harold Harpin's death certificate, as trancribed by Deborah Story. Thank you Deborah, for your time and effort! John Harold Harpin- in the news, as it appeared in July 15, 1899 The Los Angeles Times, page 5, column 3.
Harry Harpin
d. 7/17/1899
age 34y0m0d.
Occupation: Hack Driver
Male
Married
b. Canada
Cause: Tetanus at County Hospital.
RG Taylor Physician/Coroner
Cemetery: Rosedale
Funeral Director: Bresee Bros.

Suffering from Lockjaw.

Henry Harpen, whose left hand was seriously injured on the Fourth of July by the explosion of a torpedo, has been confined to his house ever since, and yesterday he was stricken with lockjaw as a result of his injuries. Dr. Hagen was called to attend him, and is treating him with anti-tetanic serum.