The Shelby Democrat
Walking around in his usual health on Sunday
morning, Frank Honey, fifty-seven, of St. Paul, dropped dead in the
Lawless livery stable in that city at nine o'clock as the result of an attack of
heart trouble, which has been augmented by excessive drinking.
Thursday, August 3, 1905
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FRANK HONEY DROPPED DEAD
Mr. Honey has not been
employed for some time but had considerable money which had been left him from
an estate. He drew about $25 on Saturday but when his death occurred only
a few cents were found on his person. The unfortunate man had spent the
morning in walking around town and conversing with his acquaintances and stopped
at the Lawless livery barn to pass a few minutes talking with Lew
Whittaker, an employ of the barn.
While sitting on a bench
after looking over the horses and conversing with Mr. Whittaker in regard to
them, Mr. Honey suddenly fell back and before aid could be summoned by Mr.
Whittaker, he expired. Dr. Francis M. Howard arrived on the
scene shortly, but his services were only needed to pronounce that life had
passed from the body.
The deceased man leaves
no near relatives, his wife having died several years ago. The body was
placed in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son, of this city and interment was made
Monday at Moscow, where the deceased had a number of distant relatives.
Coroner Bass was called and went to St. Paul Sunday afternoon. His verdict
will be that death resulted from heart trouble.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming