Gail Carnahan Died Last Night;
Sick Three Years After an illness of
Robert Gail Carnahan, well known Mt. Vernon
man died Wednesday evening August 15th, at
6 o'clock at his home at 1620 South Twelfth street.
Tumor on the brain, with which he was first
afflicted three years ago was the cause of death.
For the past six months he had been paralyzed in the
Mr. Carnahan was born November 18, 1891. On July 23 1912
he was married to Miss Iva Hutchison. His widow and a
daughter Alice, age 15 survive.
For many years, Mr. Carnahan held a responsible position
at the Mr. Vernon Car Manufacturing company, being assistant
to the chief electrician. He had been employed with the Car
company in one capacity or another since childhood.
Throughout his illness every attention of medical science was
given to him. He was for a time a patient at Mayo Brothers hospital
in Rochester, Minn. Last October he was operated at the Jewish
hospital in St. Louis.
He was the son of J. R. Carnahan of this city. Two brothers, D. G.
Carnahan of Mt. Vernon, and T. H. Carnahan of Zion City survives.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John A. Bell at the First
Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be had
Date: 16 Aug 1928
Source: Mt. Vernon News Register
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman