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J. ANSON KLINE HEART ATTACK PROVES FATAL TO WIDELY KNOWN MAN HERE
TUESDAY HEART ATTACK BODY WAS FOUND BY MIKE DONAHUE LYING ON FLOOR NO FUNERAL PLANS ARE MADE
J. Anson Kline, 69, caretaker and member of the Elks lodge, was found dead, Tuesday morning at 11:40 o’clock on the floor of the lodge room by Mike Donahue, janitor of the Elks building.
Death was due to a heart attack, according to a verdict rendered Tuesday afternoon by M. P. Weidy, county coroner. Mr. Kline had been dead about an hour when his body was found, Coroner Weidy asserted. The body was removed to the Burk and Fennig Funeral Home to be prepared for burial. Mr. Kline had suffered chronic attacks of angina pectoris, and had trouble for the past three years and had been under medical care. However, when he left his home Tuesday morning to go to the Elks lodge rooms; he appeared in much better health than usual, eating a hearty breakfast, and appearing in a very happy mood. He left his home, 213 south Jefferson Street about 10:15 o’clock.
Mr. Kline had apparently gone directly into the lodge rooms, going toward the southwest corner of the room. He was found face downward on the floor by Mr. Donahue. Mr. Donahue frequently visited with Mr. Kline in the lodge rooms. Upon finding Mr. Kline’s inert form on the floor, Mr. Donahue went to the office of Harry Miller, a lodge trustee on the second floor of the building. The two then summoned a physician. The death of Mr. Kline was a severe shock to his many friends in Hartford City
Surviving Mr. Kline are his widow, Elizabeth Gilham Kline; three children, Byron Anson Kline, of Alhambra, Calif; Mrs. Elizabeth Lea Kline-Hobbs, wife of Joe Hobbs of Battle Creek, Mich.; and Miss Mary Laura Kline, a teacher in the Claremore, Okla. Schools; three grandchildren, John Anson Kline of Tulsa, Okla., and Frances Lorraine and Joseph Kline Hobbs, of Battle Creek, Mich., Joseph Kline of Lafayette, is the only surviving brother. Two nieces, Mrs. Homer Shaffer and Anna Katherine Kline reside in Springfield, Ohio.
Jacob Anson Kline was born at Enon, Ohio, near Springfield, Ohio on February 6, 1869, the son of Jacob and Melissa Ann Baughman Kline. He spent his early life in Enon where he learned the paper finishing trade becoming an expert in this line of work.
News Times, Hartford City
Tuesday, March 2, 1937
p. 1, c. 2