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.