Posted By:Vern Dander
Subject:Death in San Francisco CA in 1857: Unk GROSS, from Yreka
Post Date:November 16, 2007 at 11:32:13
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Vern D
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch; <>
Stockton Daily Argus
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Friday, 29 May 1857<<

SUDDEN DEATH in a BALL ROOM -- On Tuesday evening last, while in attendance upon an Assembly at Minerva Hall in San Francisco, a young man by name of GROSS, from Yreka, having just concluded a dance, and while handing his partner to a seat, fell from exhaustion into the arms of a friend, and almost immediately expired. Medical aid was quickly summoned but life was extinct. An inquest was held on the following day when it was discovered that death was caused by disease of the heart. Mr. GROSS, who was apparently in perfect health, and a large fine looking man, was a
merchant at Yreka and was in San Francisco on business.