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John Early Andrews Collection of Letters

Submitter: John Early Andrews
jandrewsfam@juno.com
Death Notice & Obituary of Dr. Robert N. Slack, California 1857
Death of Dr. R. N. Slack - we are pained to announce the demise of Dr. Slack, who has been a resident of California since the year 1849, and nearly all the time of this County. He died at Judge McMurtry's Ferry, on the Sacramento River, on the morning of Wednesday last at about 7 o'clock. Dr. Slack was a thoroughly educated physician, and in his profession enjoyed the confidence of all. He was an amiable man, a true friend, and an upright and much esteemed citizen. His decease will be keenly mourned by all who have been favored with his acquiantance. His remains were brought to this town and interred in the Catholic burying ground on Thursday last."

[Source: Between the Lines/The Catholic Church in Shasta Co., CA 1853-1977]

Here is the wording from the newspaper: Died. At McMurtry's Ferry, Shasta Co., Cal., on Wednesday, Oct. 21st, Dr. Robert N. Slack, of Congestion of the Brain. The deceased was born in Washington Co. Ky., where he has numerous relatives still residing. Graduated in his profession at the Louisville Medical Institute about the year 1843, and emigrated to Texas in 1844, and from thence to California in 1849. He was about 36 years of age. Kentucky and Texas papers please copy.

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