|Birth: ||Feb., 1867|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1915|
The Daily Bulletin, Bloomington, Illinois, Tuesday, July 13, 1915
WILL PERRY DEAD; FOUND IN BATH TUB
FORMER BLOOMINGTONIAN EXPIRES WHILE TAKING BATH ON MONDAY EVENING
Will Perry, a former Bloomington resident and barber, was found dead in a bath tub, Monday evening at his home in Springfield. Life had been extinct for some time.
Discovery of his fate was made by Mrs. Brotherton of Gibson City, who had been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Perry. Mrs. Perry was away from the house at the time of the fatality. Mrs. Brotherton was alarmed over the long absence of Perry, following his entrance to the bathroom. She investigated and was horrified to find him dead. The gas in the heater of the boiler was burning and the gas was not escaping. It is possible that he was asphyxiated through lack of oxygen in the room. A few years ago Perry was attacked with epilepsy and it is possible that an attack came upon him last evening while he was in the tub. Heart failure is another theory. When found his body was submerged by the water and he was beyond resuscitation.
Will Perry, familiarly know as "Tink," came to Bloomington about six years ago from Saybrook, where his father, James Perry, and mother now reside. He also has two brothers at home there. There is a sister in Chicago; a brother, who is agent for the Lake Erie & Western at Holder, and another brother in Missouri.
Will was married here about twelve years ago to Miss May Adams, sister of George M. Adams, of this city. They resided at Saybrook for several years and then came to Bloomington. A barber by profession, Perry was employed in various shops here and for a time was proprietor of the shop under the First National bank. He also operated a shop on East Front street. Last spring he sold out and went to Springfield and has since been employed there. His wife has been in poor health and planned to take treatment in a hospital there. The deceased was about 42 years of age. The remains will be taken to Saybrook for burial at Bloomington Cemetery
Note: William is missing from cemetery records, although his obituary says he is buried here.
Created by: Gennaphyr
Record added: Jan 20, 2013
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