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Herman Fish is survived by four brothers, Arthur, Fred, John and Thomas Fish and two sisters, Mrs. William Hackett and Mrs. George Duell.

Grim reaper’s double strike

Adelbert F. Root, Sr., 73, a venerable resident of Church St. in Glens Falls died Feb. 28, 1913 from injuries received when he fell on an icy sidewalk and busted a blood vessel at the base of his brain. He was rendered unconscious by the fall and remained in that condition until his death.

Charles Wood, 79, of Schroon Lake, died suddenly of heart disease Saturday evening, March 1, 1913, at the home of his brother, Wesley Wood at 20 William S. in Glens Falls, scarcely an hour after his arrival in that city to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Adelbert F. Root Sr.

Immediately upon his arrival in Glens Falls, Mr. Wood went to the Root residence to extend his sympathy. His first wife, who died 20 years ago, was a sister of the late Mr. Root. Later he went to the home of his brother where he was heard to remark to family members that he had never felt better in his life. A few minutes later, while sitting in a chair chatting, he suddenly gasped and his head fell backward. Mrs. Wood ran for a glass of water but when she returned, he was dead. His remains were taken to Schroon Lake. Mr. Wood leaves a widow and a son, Ernest Wood.

Winter comes at last

The first true snowstorm of the winter occurred Feb. 28, 1913 and we now have about seven inches of snow, which has made fine sleighing and a new impetus has been given to business. Men and teams are in demand and are hustling to make the most of winter while it still lasts and considerable pulpwood and logs are being hustled to market as fast as possible after a near snow-less winter.

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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