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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union, June 20,1931 Death News
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 18:46:16 EDT
B.S.U. Saturday, June 20,1931
FINDS HIS WIFE AND BABY DEAD
Mrs.Margaret PEARSALL, 44, was found dead in the kitchen of
her home at 85 Columbia avenue, Cedarhurst, yesterday, while
in the dining room lay the body of her daughter, Cornelia, 18 months
old. Both were killed with illuminating gas which was issuing from
all the jets on the range and hot water heater.
George PEARSALL, the husband, found the bodies on arriving
home from work.The emergency crews of the Inwood and
Lawrence-Cedarhurst fire department and an ambulance surgeon
from St.Joseph's Hospital at Far Rockaway worked on both
victims for two hours before it was decided they could not
The husband, according to County Detective PITT said his wife
was worried when he told her he might lose his job.
MAN DIES IN FALL FROM 22ND FLOOR
The body of Joseph SHERMAN was seen by tenants of the
Woolworth Building lying on the roof of the adjoining building
at 4 Barclay street shortly after noon to-day.
It was determined that SHERMAN either jumped of fell from
the twenty-second-story of the Woolworth Building and
according to Dr.BARNES, who was summoned from Broad
street Hospital, he was killed instantly. The body was taken
to Greenwich street station.
''LUNG'' FAILS TO SAVE GIRL
After sixty-three hours in an artificial lung four-year old
Louise HOHNE'S fight against infantile palysis that spread to
her lung muscles was ended early to-day.
When her breathing stopped three days ago Louise was taken
to the Kings County Hospital, where the artificial respiration
machine was used and after several hours she regained consciousness.
But even then no great hope for her recovery was held out.
Dr.BUDIOWITZ, head of the children's hospital said she made
no headway but put up a good fight.
''She was a cheerful and a game little girl'' Dr.BUDIOWITZ said.
About 6 o'clock last evening her heart began to fail and it
became necessary to give her stimulants. They aided her only
a little longer.
MRS. HAMMOND IS BURIED HERE
Mrs.John Hays HAMMOND, wife of the distinguished mining
engineer, was buried in Greenwood Cemetery yesterday. The
burial was private, funeral services having been held the previous
day in Washington, where the HAMMONDS live.
Among those present at the grave were John Hays HAMMOND,
his two sons,John Hays,Jr., and Harris HAMMOND: a daughter,
Natalie: a sister,Mrs.Charles HOYLE, and other members of the
The Rev.ZeBarney T.PHILLIPS, rector of the Church of the
Epiphany, Washington, who conducted the funeral services
the previous day, read a brief service at the grave.
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