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wswan01a.jpg (2083 bytes)ATTACK OF APOPLEXY

Suddenly Terminates the Life of William A. Swan Monday Night [24 SEP 1900].

William A. Swan died very suddenly at his home, on South Sandusky avenue [Upper Sandusky, OH], from an attack of apoplexy, Monday night, at 11 o'clock, after having only been sick a few hours. He began complaining in the evening about 7:30 o'clock of being sick at the stomach and was soon after seized with a spell of vomiting, which was followed by similar attacks until death resulted.

Mr. Swan was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Swan (sic), of east of town [Upper Sandusky, OH], and was born in Richland county [OH] January 16, 1860. When he was still quite young his parents removed to Wyandot county [OH], where they have since resided. In 1885 Mr. Swan was united in marriage with Aurelia Blaser, but three years later she died. May 14, 1893, Mr. Swan became the husband of Miss Mollie A. Ahlefeld, and two little daughters were born to them, who, with their mother, survive.

The funeral of the deceased occurred from the family home on South Sandusky avenue on Wednesday afternoon [26 SEP 1900] at 2 o'clock, standard time, and was conducted by Rev. J.C. Shaw, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. After the services the remains were taken to the Salem [Evangelical Church] cemetery, east of town, for interment. The pallbearers were the following fellow-members of the Maccabee order: J.C. Weaver, Henry Stevens, Albert Margraf, J.D. Morris, Jacob Witzel and John Riley.

--The Wyandot Chief, Upper Sandusky, OH, Thursday, 27 SEP 1900



Wm. A. Swan died suddenly at his residence, on Sandusky avenue, this city [Upper Sandusky, OH], Tuesday [25 SEP 1900] night at about 11 o'clock. Deceased had been about as usual and chatted with friends in the evening, but began to feel badly about seven o'clock. He retired and his condition, after ten o'clock became alarming and Dr. Sampson was called for. The doctor arrived and found Mr. Swan in a grave condition, laboring under heart failure. All that was possible was done for the sick man but in vain. He soon passed away.

Mr. Swan was born in Richland county, O. [OH], January 16, 1860 and soon came to this county [Wyandot Co, OH] with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Swan (sic), and settled east of town. May 14, 1893 he was married to Mollie A. Ahlefeld and to this union two daughters, Grace and Mary, were born. The funeral took place yesterday [26 SEP 1900] afternoon. Services were held at the family residence and interment took place in the Salem [Evangelical Church] cemetery. Deceased carried a $2,000 policy of insurance in the order of the Maccabees.

--Wyandot County Republican, Upper Sandusky, OH, Thursday, 27 SEP 1900

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