The old man was going down the stairs to the bathroom when he lost his balance, fell and hit his head. He lingered a while, then died.
There was nothing terribly unusual about Henry Flagler’s death — he was 83 years old, a very old age for the early 20th century — but there was a great deal that was unusual about his life.
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IF YOU GO
Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler
When: Through Jan. 5
Where: Flagler Museum, Palm Beach
Today from 10 a.m.-noon: A special children’s activity period tied to the exhibit, where kids can make a gold telegram seen in the show.