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Charles Meincke

Postmaster Dabbert was called to Marseilles, Ills., last Wednesday, to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Charles Meincke, who died very suddenly the day before. Of Mr. Meincke, the Marseilles Courier writes:

Died at His Post.
Charles Meincke, and old and faithful employee of the Marseilles Manufacturing Co., dropped dead in the machine room Tuesday afternoon at a little after one o'clock.

He had eaten a hearty dinner, and seemed to be in good health as usual, and had started to wheel some castings from the machine room into one of the other rooms. He was taking his second load and was going through the door into one of the other rooms when he suddenly threw backhis head and fell to the floor. The men rushed to his assistance and Dr. Blanchhard was hastily summoned; but he was already beyond all earthly assistance as he expired almost immediately. Smith & Bier were notified and the body was taken to his home on Broadway. Coroner Blanchard held an inquest at his office at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening and the jury returned a verdict that "death was caused by disease of the heart." Mr. Meincke was born in Germany, September 12th, 1828, and came to this country in 1859, and located at Chicago. In January, 1873 he came to Marseilles, and has been a faithful and trusted employee of the M. M. Co. ever since. He leaves a wife and four children, three girls and one boy all of whom are married.

The funeral services were held Thursday at 2 o'clock P. M. from the German Lutheran church, and the body interred in the east Marseilles cemetery. The employes of the M. M. Co. attended in a body.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: August 17, 1894
Volume Number: 11
Issue Number: 19
Page: 1
Column(s): 5

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