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Theodore Sheldon obituary

Died Suddenly at Thompson's lake
August 1924

     The people of this village were greatly surprised Friday morning to learn that Theodore Sheldon of this place had that morning been found dead in his bed. he was in the employ of Elliott D. Kniffen and was assisting him in the erection of a church near Thompson's Lake.
     He went to bed as usual and at five in the morning he carried on conversation with his room mate. A few minutes later when spoken to it was found he had passed away. A coroner was called and he called it a case of acute cardial bilitation.
     Mr. Sheldon was 61 years of age and was a native of this place. He was a carpenter by trade and was an expert in his business. he was kind at heart and always ready to do a neighborly act.
     His remains were brought to this place Friday and on Sunday afternoon his funeral took place from the Methodist Church, rev. Preston Kennedy officiating. He is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Joshua Kelsey of this place; Mrs. Charles Thomas of Albany; and Mrs. Petchtle of California; and two daughters, Mrs. Helen Cox of Albany and Mrs. Slenchcomb of Ohio.


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