31 May 2010

Unexpected On Board

From The Modesto Bee on this day in 1950:

Autopsy Is Ordered In Death Aboard Ship Of Salvation Army Man

SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., May 31-AP-The borough coroner today ordered a post mortem examination of William Henry Barrett, 69, a Salvation Army officer from Los Angeles, who died aboard the liner Queen Mary.

Barrett, a lieutenant commissioner of the Salvation Army, was traveling with his wife to visit a son in Dinas Powis, Wales. Barrett was born in Stamford, Conn.

His death in his sleep Saturday night, while the liner was two days from England, was attributed tentatively to a heart ailment.

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