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-j MRS. W. L FORCE BEAD FROM HEART-DISEASE HEART-DISEASE HEART-DISEASE Brother Finds Her Unconscious in Bedroom Early This Morning. Mrs. Mary L. Force, wloow of the late William L. Force, one of the founders of the Daily Press, was found dead in her bed-room bed-room bed-room early this morning by her brother, William Laing. Dr. J. H. Buchanan, who was called,, said . death had been caused by heart disease. Mrs. Force was about 53 years old. It . has always been Mrs. Force's custom to arise at 5.30 o'clock each morning and prepare breakfast for her brother, who was obliged to leave the house and go out to htp work about 6 o'clock. This morning she was awakened as usual by an alarm clock at 5'.!50 and after calling her brother she herself prepared to dress. Shortly after being called Mr. Laing heard a noise as If something falling heavily. Calling to his sister sister and receiving no reply he went to open the door of her room and found her lying at the foot of the bed. He rushed from the house and summoned summoned Mrs. Clarence L. Lyon, a neighbor, who ran into the Force home while Mr. Laing went for Dr. Buchanan. The doctor said death had been almost instantaneous. Last evening Mrs. Force visited her sister-in-law, sister-in-law, sister-in-law, sister-in-law, sister-in-law, Mrs. A. L. Force, at whose home she remained until after 9.30 o'clock. She then . appeared to be in the best of health. Mrs. Force was born in Plainfield and has always lived here. She was the daughter of the late James Laing, whose brother, John Laing, for many years kept Laing's hotel on the site of which the Babcock building now stands, Mrs. Force was held in the highest respect by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Although Although not a member she often attended attended services at the Friends' Meeting Meeting House. She was of a philanthropic philanthropic spirit, quietly assisting people whose poverty had been brought to her attention. Two brothers and two sisters survive. survive. They are Hugh Laing and William William Laing and Mrs. James L. Force, all of this city, and Mrs. M. Carman Dunn, of Philadelphia. In deference to the oft expressed wishes of Mrs. Force, who was always always fearful lest she be buried alive, the funeral will likely not be held,un-til held,un-til held,un-til sometime Monday. Complete arrangements arrangements have not yet been made.

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  1. The Courier-News,
  2. 05 Jan 1906, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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