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Description: Hon. Chas. Kaiser Dead.
Jumped From a Third Story Window in San Francisco.
Newspaper published in: Reno
Page/Column: 1 / 2
He Was Dashed to Pieces in His Frightful Jump--End of a Useful and Well-Spent Life.
San Francisco - Oct. 18.
Hon. Charles Kaiser was an old and respected resident of Nevada for many years. He was formerly engaged in farming and sheep-raising in company with W F Freeman, near Stillwater in Churchill county, and made a good deal of money. He represented Churchill county in the State Senate continuously from 1879 to 1895. He moved to Reno in 1897 and the following February was elected president of the Reno Land, Water, and Light Company, a position he held until his death. He was also superintendent of the same company. He went below a week ago last Saturday in search of health, which has been failing for two years. When he went away he told Secretary Bechtel he might not return on November 1st but the did not think he would be here before December 1st. In fact he did not think he would ever come back alive.
A few weeks ago he found a thirty-eight calibre cartridge in the whip-socket of his buggy and thought it was put there by someone who wanted to kill him. That circumstance seemed to worry him greatly.
The deceased leaves three children by a former wife and one son by his present wife, Charles Kaiser, who is a student at Stanford.
The remains of the deceased will leave San Francisco this evening and will arrive in Reno tomorrow morning.
His tragic death casts a gloom over all western Nevada.