Albert Thomas Emery


Albert Thomas Emery attended St. Paul’s School from 1883 to 1884 and is a member of the Form of 1885.

According to Arthur Stanwood Pier’s book, St. Paul’s School 1855-1934 (pg. 134), Emery died while a student at St. Paul’s School as the result of a sledding accident:

… some boys found the Shute’s Hill coast, as it was called, too tame; they dragged their sleds to the top of Tibbits hill – Fiske hill, to give it its modern name – and came flying down to the Concord road. Augustus M. Swift as a boy coasted from the top of Fiske hill to the old grist mill on the site of which Hargate Hall now stands; and a few years later Richard H. Dana equaled his record.  Possibly in time it might have been broken, had not a tragic occurrence put an end to all such breath-taking trips.  In February, 1884, Albert Emery of the Third Form ran head on at great speed into a sled that another boy was pulling up the hill. He was fatally injured and died nine days after the accident.  Since that time coasting on Fiske hill has been forbidden.

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