Shelby  County  Indiana


Unidentified  Newspaper
August, 1907
Reads to Daughters and Expires as he Locks Door for the Night
          Death stalked unwelcome into the midst of the Otis family, 2500 Schurmann Avenue, last night.  David Otis, aged 68, was reading with his daughter in the sitting room of the home.  It was an evening custom in the Otis home, as the fatherís eyes were growing dim.  He and his daughter talked some of what they had read, and then old man got up from the table and walked toward the front door to lock it and he reeled and fell.  The daughter sprang to his side, but the tongue which would have answered her questioning was stilled.
          The cause of death is given as heart trouble.  He had been feeling very well for several days, and had made no complaint of any sort.  A son,  Harry Otis, travels with the  John Robinson Circus.  Yesterday the show was at Bellefontaine, Ohio, but today the Otis family does not know where it is and can not get word to him.  Passed August 14th, 1907 in Indianapolis, Ind., Marion County.  He is buried in the Mount Jackson Cemetery, [Indianapolis,] Marion County, Indianapolis, Indiana.
[This is my great-great-grandfather, David Tulley Otis.  He was born June 6, 1847 and died August 14, 1907.]
Contributed by Nancy Glover

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