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September 28, 1908


Mrs. Margaret James, About to Teach
Class, Suddenly Summoned.

Mrs. Margaret James, 34 years old, dropped dead in the Sunday school room of the Centropolis Baptist church yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock. She started down the steps leading to the Sunday school room alone, to join her class of children whom she has been teaching for the past year. Her 11-year-old son, Marion, followed and noticed his mother sitting on one of the steps. He spoke to her. she did not respond. He told men who were standing near that his mother seemed to be ill. The descended and found her dead. Death was due to heart trouble.

Mrs. James was the wife of Guy James, and lived at 1835 Cambridge avenue. She was born near Lee's Summit and had always lived in Jackson county. She leaves five children, Marion, Jeannette, Jay, Elton and Robert. The funeral will be from the church where she died tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Burial in Elmwood cemetery.

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November 14, 1907


Heart Disease the Probable Cause of
William Kunzweiller's Death.

William Kunzweiller, 45 years old, of 610 Cambridge avenue, dropped dead at 9:15 yesterday morning in the barroom of the Metropolitan hotel, 325 West Fifth street. Kunzweiller was a carpenter and contractor, and had lived in Kansas City twenty-six years. He was arranging to rent a room for a carpenter shop in the rear of the barroom when he died. A wife and two children survive him.

Dr. G. B. Thompson, county coroner, ordered the body removed to Foster & Smith's undertaking rooms. An autopsy is to be held this afternoon. Heart disease is thought to have been the cause of death.

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