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Dropped To The Floor And Died

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Parent Issue
Day
22
Month
December
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
Obituary
OCR Text

. "I am waiting for my mail. " Just ; Iliam Fischer spoke these words hi Robbins' barber shop on N. Main .. about 7 o'elook last night he sank f o the 'loor, gave one short gasp and svas d. id. Mr Pisnher had been in the habit of oor; ; up town after supper each ■'. and would wait at the barber b.6 r opening of the mail car'indows. He followed his usual ! last night. Filling tip his pipe he rt.aehed across the cigar counter for, a match and uttered the above words when the attack on his heart came. Death was almost instantaneous. The deceased suffered from inflammatory rheumatism about four or five years go and it left his heart affected so that there was a fatty degeneration of that organ. Fa was a cárpenter by trade, and lived at 53 N. Main st. He enlisted in the 9th Michigan in 1862 and served throughout the remainder of the war. His brother was killed on a southern battle field. The deceased was a pensioner, receiving $17 per month from the govornment. He was never married. A coronor's inquest was held this morning and a verdict was returned in accordance with Dr. Wessinger's statement - that the cause of death was heart trouble.