William Killinger

Sudden Death - We are pained to chronicle the sudden death in our midst, of William Killinger, son of Godliep Killinger, of this place.  The deceased had been subject to fits from infancy, and is supposed to have died while thus attacked.  This (Thursday) morning at an early hour, his sister went to his room for the purpose of waking him.  He made no answer, but turned over on his side.  At a little after six o’clock the deceased’s mother, fearing something wrong, went to his room, and after calling his name several times without receiving any answer, went to his bed, but only to find the lifeless remains of him whose sufferings had for so many years made him an especial charge upon her mind and affections.  The deceased was about 26 years of age, and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his sudden demise. 

Source: Steuben Republican Newspaper, 29 July 1869 p.3 c.3

Submitted By: Jean Ann Childers
E-mail: jachild1@frontier.com