Etc. -- William E. Hall died in 1912
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article from 4 Jan 1912 Waterford Star

Norfolk Man dies of Gas in Detroit

Detroit, Dec. 27 -- William E. Hall, a young man about 28 years old, employed for some months as a motorman on the Michigan avenue line of the D.U.R., was found dead in his room above Otto Wnerfel's  bakery, 1800 Michigan avenue, shortly before four o'clock yesterday afternoon. Hall was lying on the bed partially dressed. The gas jet was turned on.

It is the opinion of Coroner's Clerk DeLaurier that the young man was accidently [sic] asphyxiated.

Coroner Burgess was notified and the remains were removed to the county morgue. From papers on the dead man's person it was learned that his father lived in Lynedoch in Norfolk County, Ontario. When found he had cheques and currency to the amount of $106.87 in his pockets, and bankbooks were found showing that the young man had nearly $3,000 on deposit in Detroit banks. 

Coroner's Clerk DeLaurier is now awaiting word form his father in the Ontario town.

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