DIED ON A CAR
Alexander Beggs Expired While on Hi Way to His Place of Business
Alexander Beggs, aged 68 years, of No. 411 West street, who conducted a blacksmith shop at No. 407 Orange street, died Saturday morning, while riding in a Wilmington City Railway Company car, on his way to his place of business. George W. Hayes, the conductor, discovered that he was dead when he tried to arouse Beggs at the French street station.
No one in the car suspected that Mr. Beggs was even ill, and the fact that there was anything wrong with him was not discovered until all the people had left the car at the station and he alone remained. When the conductor realized that there was something wrong, he had Mr. Beggs hurried to the Delaware Hospital, but the man was dead.
Mr. Beggs was a civil war veteran and a native of Delaware. He had been identified with the business life of this city for many years. A widow, a daughter, aged 12 years, and a step-son survive him. He was a member of Temple Lodge, A. F. and A. M.
The funeral will take place from his late home Tuesday afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock. Interment will be made at Riverview cemetery.
(The Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 14 Feb 1910 (Monday), Page 3
Civil War veteran - CPL, 24th Veteran Reserve Corps, Co. K
Corrinne Montague Beggs
1867–1936 (m. 1898)
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