Info from copy of West Virginia death certificate:
Dist. No. 360 - Serial No. 44 - State File No. 9988 John Lester Skidmore born: 1 Oct 1899 Franklin, West Virginia died: 2 Aug 1954 Franklin, West, Pendleton County, West Virginia residence: Main Street, Franklin, Pendleton County, West Virginia cause of death: Severed Cervical S. Cord - while at work - Falling tree hit patient on head & shoulder age: 54 years buried: 5 Aug 1954 Cedar Hill Cemetery occ: Farmer, General Farm married father: John B. Skidmore mother: Maude Boggs informant: J. L. Skidmore, Jr.