Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Deaths: Dye and Berkly

Marietta Intelligencer, January 12, 1853


Mr. Mathias Dye, a son of Daniel Dye of Grandview township, was drowned on Friday night last.  He had been indisposed some days, but on Friday evening was supposed to be getting better.  During the night he left his bed and the house undiscovered and a day or two afterwards his body was found in a pond near his father's house, made by backwater from the Ohio.  The deceased was about 22 years of age, and a very interesting and promising young man.  Further particulars in regard to this distressing occurrence we have not heard.


A correspondent informs us that on the same day (Friday), Mr. Samuel Berkly, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Aurelius, was killed by falling from the first floor of his mill to the ground, a distance of some ten or twelve feet.  Mr. Berkley was 66 years of age, and had been a consistent member of the Baptist Church more than twenty years.  He leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss.

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