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GILBERT H. TAYLOR

Bridgeburg News

[Welland Tribune, 12 March 1897]

On Wednesday Peter Nettle found the body of man near shore in the river about a mile below the village. He was well dressed and about 50 years of age. Dr. Mencke was notified and communicated with Coroner Brewster of Ridgeway who deemed an inquest unnecessary. The body was removed to J.H. Atwood’s undertaking rooms. On Wednesday afternoon the body was identified as Gilbert H. Taylor of 22 ½ West Summer street, Buffalo. No one knows how Taylor met his death, but it is supposed that he was dead when he fell into the river. There were no signs of foul play, and doctors advanced the theory that he died from some kind of fit, heart disease or a stroke of apoplexy. The body was taken home Wednesday evening.

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