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Subject: [Bklyn] BDE - May 1, 1885 - OBITS & DEATHS
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 23:55:31 EDT
OBITUARY - Henry G. MILLER
At 5 o'clock last evening Henry G. MILLER, better known as "Harry" MILLER,
died at his residence on Flatbush Avenue from an attack of apoplexy. Mr.
Miller was an enthusiastic sportsman and one of the originators of the
Fountain Gun Club, which ranks prominently in the New York State Sportsmen's
Association. Twelve or fifteen years ago, he started a hostelry on Flatbush
Avenue, near the Plaza, and conducted it in a manner which commanded
patronage select and extended. The Fountain Gun Club was organized there and
the success of the association is well known. Mr. MILLER adopted the name of
the Fountain Club House for his hotel, and made a reputation for himself as a
caterer by no means confined to Brooklyn. He was a member of the Coney
Island Rod and Gun Club and the Prospect Club, and supplied these and the
Fountain Club with pigeons at their regular shoots. He was also a member of
the New York State Sportsmen's Association, and a well known authority in all
matters pertaining to the rod and gun. Personally he combined those
characteristics which made him an especial favorite with all with whom he was
brought in contact, and a very large circle of friends will be sincerely
grieved upon receiving the news of his death. For some time past he had not
been in good health. He was troubled with Catarrh, and for some months
suffered from a complication of diseases. At four o'clock yesterday morning
he was seized with an apoplectic stroke. Three physician's were summoned,
but medical aid was useless, and after lingering in a comatose state until
five o'clock last evening he died. Mr. MILLER was 48 years old, and leaves a
wife and a bright boy about 10 years of age. The arrangements for the
funeral have not been completed as yet. The members of the organizations to
which he belonged will attend.
Identified - The Dead Man at the Eastern District Hospital.
The man who was picked up unconscious at North Second and Second Streets
Tuesday afternoon and who died at the Eastern District Hospital yesterday
morning, was identified last evening as Samuel WHITMAN. He resided with his
family on Withers Street. His relatives are unable to throw any light on the
manner of his death. No person has yet been found who saw him fall from a
wagon as alleged. An Eagle reporter had a conversation with Dr. DIMON at the
hospital. He stated that death resulted from the bursting of a blood vessel
in the brain, the injury to which might have been produced by a blow or a
fall, or from the excessive use of alcohol. The body was removed to the
Morgue, where a post mortem will be held.
Found Dead in Bed.
Officer John KIERNAN, of the Second Precinct, was called into the house at 16
Franklin Place and told that they were afraid something had happened to an
old woman named Catherine LAWLOR, who lived alone in a room on the top floor,
but who had not been seen for three days. The officer broke open the door
and found her in bed, dead. She was seventy years old, and a coroner's jury
decided that she died from heart failure.