Frank Core

FRANK CORE CLAIMED BY DEATH

POPULAR LETTER CARRIER AND EXCELLENT YOUNG MAN PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME ON MONTICELLO.
DEATH CAME AFTER A LONG SIEGE OF SICKNESS WHICH RESULTED IN CONSUMPTION.
Entire Community In Sorrow Over His Untimely Demise–Funeral Takes Place From Late Home Friday Afternoon.
The Clarksburg Telegram., October 07, 1904

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Frank Core died at his home, 347 Monticello Avenue Thursday at 4 o’clock p. m., from consumption.

While his death was not altogether unexpected because of his low condition for the past several days, the innumerable friends of the young man in the city and county are pained beyond expression with sorrow and regret to know of his demise.

The funeral took place from the late home Friday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock attended by a large number of the sorrowing friends of the deceased.

Rev. R. B. McDanel, pastor of the First Baptist church conducted the funeral services.

The remains were laid to their last resting place in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

In the early part of the summer Mr. Core was taken ill. Shortly afterwards his illness developed into typhoid fever. He recovered from the fever after a long siege, but it left him in a very weak condition. Consumption developed and he gradually sank under the ravages of the disease and a short time after he had resumed his work as post-office carrier when he recovered from his long illness he was compelled to stop his work. The disease held a firm grasp upon his weakened condition and he gradually sank until death relieved him of his sufferings Thursday afternoon late.

The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Core, deceased, and was in the thirty-eight year of his age. He is survived by two brothers and one sister. The brothers are Samuel Core, marble cutter for E. W. Wells, and John Core, a travelling representative. The sister is Mrs. Anna Kennedy, with whom the deceased made his home.

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For the past several years Mr. Core had been holding a position with the local post-office department as letter carrier. When he was compelled to cease work on account of illness he was acting as the regular carrier upon route 3, which extends to Glen Elk. This position he filled very efficiently and he executed his duties with a high degree of excellency which made him a trusted and valuable employee of the local post office department. He was an excellent young man in every sense of the word and possessed noble virtues and eminent qualifications that endeared him in the esteem of his fellow workmen, friends and acquaintances. His untimely demise is more than regretted by his friends upon thought of the bright prospects for a brilliant career which laid before him.

The heartfelt sympathy and condolences of the entire community is extended to the members of the family in their time of sorrow.

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