Friday, October 30, 2009

William Triplett Found Dead by John Sidles

Dead in the Night
John Sidles Found Wm. Tripplett a Corpse
Heart Failure Was Cause
Were  Building House on Sidles Farm South of Cincinnati
Death Occurred at the Frank McCollum Home
  John Sidles went to bed Tuesday night with a well man, Wm. Triplett, of Unionville, Mo., and awoke in the morning to find him a corpse by his side.  They were at the Frank McCollum home, south of Cincinnati, where they were boarding while building a house on the Sidles place. The day before they had worked hard, and in the evening Triplette, aged 61, complained of having wrenched himself that day and being very tired. He ate a hearty supper and about nine they went to bed. At 3 Mr. Sidles heard the clock strike and heard his companion breathing. At 5:30 he awoke to find him dead. Drs. Musgrove from Cincinnati and Haines from Mendota were called, and pronounced it heart failure caused by over exertion and lack of vitality. The dead man has a wife and family three miles east of Unionville, Mo., where the body was taken. Mr. Sidles lives at Jerome, but was building a house in place of one burned last winter. The coroner was called, but the facts were so clear that no jury was asked to sit on the case.
Transcribed from 1903-1909 Semi-Weekly Iowegian Obituaries [Page 33], compiled by the Appanoose County Genealogy Society, on FHL US/CAN Film #1703962, Item #12 [Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990].

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