William John Sears

William John Sears

Birth
Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 13 Aug 1895 (aged 29)
Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Bethlehem Section
Memorial ID 141744901 · View Source
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Greenfield Gazette and Courier, Wednesday, August 14, 1895

William J. Sears

Death of Officer Sears.

Police Officer William J. Sears died at his home yesterday morning of rapid consumption. He was only twenty-nine years old and a year or more ago was one of the best formed men physically in this section. There is little doubt but that his disease was caused by his night work. He was an excellent officer and had rendered very efficient service in the several years that he had been on the force. While he has been in poor health for a year or more, it was not until a few months ago that he was compelled to stop work. He was attended almost unceasingly by his physician, Dr. F.H. Zabriskie, and as a forlorn hope he was sent a few weeks ago to Saranac Lake in the hope that the air of the Adirondacks might prolong his life. Mr. Sears was one of the substitute letter carriers. Before he attained his majority he was for about three years in the regular army. He was a member for several years of the local militia company, and rose to the rang (sic) of sergeant. He was one of the crack shots of the company. Mr. Sears leaves a widow but no children. His funeral will take place tomorrow morning at Holy Trinity Church.


NOTE: William was buried on his father's 52nd birthday (not part of obituary).




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  • Created by: Pete
  • Added: 24 Jan 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 141744901
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William John Sears (18 Jun 1866–13 Aug 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 141744901, citing Calvary Cemetery, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Pete (contributor 48218193) .