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St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Post Dispatch
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Description: Sudden Death of the Eminent Lawyer at Ottawa, Ill.

Date: September 12 1885

Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO

Chicago, September, 12.

A telegram was received at the law office of Emory A. STORRS this morning, announcing that the well known barrister died at Ottawa, Ill., last night, of paralysis of the heart. It was known that Mr. STORRS was ill, but it was not considered serious until yesterday afternoon, when his wife was telegraphed and she went to him. He had been arguing a case before the Supreme Court and was taken ill on Friday.


Ottawa, Ill., September 12. - This city was thrown into excitement this morning by the remark on the street that Emory A. STORRS, the Chicago lawyer, had died very suddenly at his room at the Clifton Hotel, this city. For several days he had been suffering from a slight indisposition, but no serious consequences had been even thought of. The best medical attendance had been given him and at no time was he confined to his room. His wife came from Chicago last evening. During the night it was necessary to administer medicine which was done by Mrs. STORRS and himself. This morning upon awakening she found her husband in a dying condition and beyond medical aid. His death took place at ten minutes past 7 o'clock and was without suffering, the cause being paralysis of the heart. Mr. STORRS had been in this city about ten days.

Submitted: 10/25/10

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