Obit: Sacharin/ Zacharin, Isaac (- 1906)
Contact: Arlene Peil
----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (8 Feb 1906)
Surnames: SACHARIN or ZACHARIN, LOPPNOW, EGGETT, CHADWICK, VERDOW, FRANCIS, HEWETT, CLUTE, BISHOP, ROSSMAN, SHANKS, SYTH, MASON, SCHOFIELD, WILNER, BIELSHOWSKY
A SUDDEN DEATH OVERTAKES A FISH PEDLER WEDNESDAY IN THE TOWN OF EATON
At the Home of A. Verdow - Was a Relative of Max Wilner and B. Bielshowsky.
A Russian Jew, Isaac Sacharin, or Zacharin, who was traveling toward Greenwood on the Loyal road last Wednesday while coming down the hill the other side of John Loppnow's place had to turn out into the deep snow to let Mr. Loppnow pass with a heavy load of bolts on his way to Loyal. In doing so his cutter, from which he was peddling fish, turned over, dumping the driver and his load in the snow. The horse which was no doubt frightened by the accident, pulled into the road and trotted on west, the driver picking himself up, grabbing a couple of boards he had in the rig, but leaving his blankets, starting after the horse. By the time he got to the top of the Geo. Eggett hill the horse had gone on out of sight.
Mr. Sacharin moved along as fast as he could and was evidently trying to find someone who could talk German with him, he stopping at Mrs. Chadwick's who was not able to converse with him. From there he hastened on to Abe Verdow's place, where it seems he had stopped on a previous trip. Mrs. Verdow was alone with some young children and the man started on to look for his horse. Just a few rods from the house he met Al Francis, who, noticing the horse and rig and suspecting that the driver was upset somewhere, he started out with his team to pick him up and then follow after the horse. While Mr. Francis was turning around the stranger ran back to the house, evidently remembering that he had left his mittens near the stove. As he reached for them he fell forward as though in a faint. Mrs. Verdow called in Mr. Francis who lifted the man to the lounge, but further than a groan no sign of life was manifested.
Word was at once sent to Harry Hewett, chairman of the town of Eaton, who had Justice of the Peace Clute and a jury hold an inquest at Mr. Verdow's place, where it was decided that death came as a result of over exertion affecting a weak heart. The jury was composed of G. W. Bishop, Elmer Rossman, Dave Shanks, Rob Syth, J. W. Syth and Claud Mason. Dr. H. R. Schofield made the examination.
The body was taken in charge by Undertaker Bishop who took it to Marshfield the next morning.
It seems that deceased was born in Russia and was an educated, influential man holding some city office until the Russo-Japanese war, when finding he was to be drafted for service at the front, he fled to this country. He has been in this vicinity since last June making his home with Max Wilner at Marshfield. He leaves a wife and five children in Russia to whom he had sent $103 the latter part of January, to enable them to come to this country. The man's wife and the wives of Max Wilner and B. Bielshowsky, both of Marshfield, are near of kin.
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