|Born||Jasper Newton Daniel
September 5, 1850
|Died||October 10, 1911
|Known for||Jack Daniel's|
|Official Jack Daniel's website|
Daniel died from an infectious case of blood poisoning at Lynchburg in 1911. The infection allegedly set up originally in a toe, which Daniel injured in kicking his safe in anger when he could not get it open early one morning at work. He always had trouble remembering the combination.
References[change | change source]
- Krass, P., Blood and Whiskey: The Life and Times of Jack Daniel, Wiley, April 29, 2004 (page 7 saying "after he was born in 1849", and page 19 saying "By the time Jack was born in January 1849, ...").