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Death Of George N. B. Renwick

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An old pioneer of the county died very suddeuly Friday noon of last week in the person of George N. B. Renwick, of Salem township. Mr. Reuwick had been troubled with heart disease for a lont; poriod. He drove to the city on Friday, his hired man briiiging a load of wheat to the Argo milis, Mr. Renwick coming with his buggy. While going into the mili he feil forwardd on his knees. He succeeded in getting into the mili office where he expired before the arrival of a physiciau. A jury was irnpanelled by Coroner Ball and Saturday afternoon verdict was reDdered in accordnace with the faers. The deceased was a son of George and Phoebe Reuwick aud was born in Senecaconnty, New York, June 4, 1837. His parents removed to Salem township the next year and his father aided in the organizaton of Salem township, the name of which had been Panama-. The father was a member cf tne territorial legislatura for four years, and for ten years aftei it became a state. The subjcet of tuis sketch was reared to manhood in Salem and became one of the most prominent democrats in the townsbip before tbe regime of the younger demooracy iu that section. He had been formerly a whig and jnined tbe democrats alter the disruption of the former party. He held the office of justice of the peace at one time. His farm consisted at one time of 304 acres, well improved, and his country home was one of the fiuest architectually iu the county. The deceased was a widower and had one adopted son.