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Algonquin Historic
Commission

Nunda Herald, November 20, 1902

 

Isaac Klinck Found Dead

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While seated in a chair at his home eating his breakfast Isaac Klinck, a resident of Algonquin, expired Friday morning, Nov. 14. A half-eaten cracker found in the man's lap indicated that his death was sudden and painless. When it was noted Friday evening that he had not been to his accustomed meals during the day, a search was instituted. Carl Zange, at whose home he had been in the habit of taking dinner and supper, knocked repeatedly at his door, but received no reply. Archie Eldredge finally forced open the door and the dead body was discovered. One foot was upon the stove, in which a fire had been kindled early in the morning, the other foot was upon a small stool near the hearth. Both the position of the body and limbs indicated that death had claimed its victim without a struggle.

Coroner Maxon of Harvard summoned the following jury Saturday; Charles Wandrack, foreman, Otto Maha, D.W. Thomas, H.G. Anderson, A.E. Rathbun, R.B. McKee. The jury found that the cause of the death of deceased was unknown, but the death was supposed to be from natural causes.

Deceased was 63 years of age. He was born in 1869, four miles east of Algonquin, and had always lived here. He was of late employed at odd jobs around the village, and worked as usual the day before his death. He was a kindly, honest, industrious man, with a good word for everybody. His wife passed away some years ago., He leaves one son- Frank Klinck of Cary and two daughters- Mrs. Loomis of Barrington and Mrs. Ruth Barnett of Elgin; also two half-sisters- Miss Lizzie Klinck and Mrs. Charles. Zange of Algonquin.

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