Thomas Gottschall


Webmaster's Note: From the Clinton Republican, December 23, 1903.
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He is Stricken With Apoplexy While Engaged in Running a Sand Papering Machine

Thomas Gottschall, a well known citizen, died suddenly shortly after noon Friday. He was employed at K.D. [...]'s planing mill and after the noon hour was engaged at work at a sandpapering machine. Suddenly his fellow workmen noticed him stagger, when they ran to his assistance and caught him in time to prevent him from falling. Drs. Armstrong and Shoemaker were called by telephone and they responded quickly, but when they reached the mill Mr. Gottschall was dead. Apoplexy was the cause of his death.

He was aged 75 years and is survived by his wife. The remains were taken in charge by Undertaker Waters and conveyed to the late home of the deceased on East Bald Eagle street. He is also survived by three brothers and one sister. They are John, who resided in the south, Abraham in Oklahoma and Solomon of Williamsport. His sister Mrs. Catherine Baker resides in this city. Mr. Gottschall was born in [...] and for the past 20 years or more has lived in this city. He was a good citizen and was esteemed as a good neighbor by the people of the community in which he lived.

Rev. Dunlap conducted the services Monday afternoon. The pall bearers were G.P. Shaffer, Cook [...], Edward G. [...], L E. [...], J.G. Marshall and William E. Crider, all members of the Odd Fellows fraternity. The funeral was largely attended and interment was made in Highland cemetery.