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Child succumbs to fever

Louise Cordia Wilsey, 12, one of the twin daughters of Ludwick and Ruth Hill Wilsey, died at her home of scarlet fever at the Fairlawn tract in Warrensburgh. A sweet, lovable child, she endeared herself to all who knew her. Besides her parents, she is survived by three sisters. Internment was made in the Wilsey Cemetery at Darrowsville near the family’s former home.

Walked away, never came back

Dennis McCarthy, 75, of Riverbank, died suddenly May 4, 1913, while walking about his farm. He was absent from his house for several hours and his son Charles went to see what had detained him and found him lying on the cold ground. It was apparent that he had died suddenly and without a struggle, probably of heart failure.

He leaves a widow, three daughters and three sons. Internment was in the Catholic Cemetery, North Creek.

Going for a stroll

Edward Payson Weston, 75, the man who astonished the world in 1910 by walking from ocean to ocean in 76 days, will be on another hike soon to Minneapolis, Minn. He will leave New York City the first week of June, 1913 from the campus of the College of the City of New York, which will be his official starting place. He says that he is in better shape now than he was 10 years ago and that he should to be in Minneapolis by Aug. 2, 1913 where he expects to lay the cornerstone of the Athletic Club’s new $4 million home there.

On his journey he will be accompanied by an automobile and two attendants who will provide for his safety and look after his comfort. His only purpose in undertaking the long walk is to demonstrate to the public that more men are killed by lack of exercise than by it and that a man should eat moderately to live longer and live well. He is able to do at age 75 feats that would tax the strength of the average man of 50.

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