CRABTREE, William – (d. 1916)

Pneumonia Takes Man by Death In a Night

Evansville, Ind., Jan. 19 — William CRABTREE, of Calhoun, Ky,, was out hunting Saturday afternoon and returned to the home of his brother-in-law, Logan OSBORN, 12 Ewing avenue, ate a hearty supper and went to bed.

Alarmed at his non-appearance yesterday a knock was made on his door several times and gaining no response, they broke down the door.  CRABTREE was found in his bed. Life was extinct.  He had died some time during the night. Coroner Neal KERNEY and Dr. C. W. YECK conducted an autopsy at Schaefer’s mortuary yesterday.  They found acute pneumonia had caused death.

CRABTREE was 37 years old and came here a short time ago to visit relatives.  He has a brother, John, living at 28 West Decker road.  He also leaves two sons living in Calhoun.  The body will be taken there for burial.


Additional Information

Source: Hartford Herald. 12 January 1916.  Available online at Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.



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