Bygones of Monroe:
Death of Joseph C. Garwood.—Joseph C. Garwood, who has resided in this place for thirty years, died yesterday morning with the Cholera. He had been under the influence of a diarrhea for eight days previous, but was careless in his diet, and exposed himself constantly to hard labor during the time, to within a few hours of his death. Mr. G. leaves our community to mourn his loss. By his industry he had acquired a handsome competency; by his strict integrity he had the confidence of all as an honest man; and as a consistent professor of the religion of the Savior, he leaves those who live after him an example worthy of imitation.
Several sudden deaths have taken place in the townships of Monroe and Raisinville. In a
German settlement five miles of the city, five or six deaths have taken place, by Cholera or ship fever. On the river, Mrs. John J. Wendell who has been a resident for many years, died suddenly last week; her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jas. Wendell, and daughter of the late Samuel Stone, died on Monday last; and a few days previous William Hanson Jr., who has resided in the county four or five years. Two or three more deaths have occurred, but we have no particulars—several of those reported, from exposure and fatigue.
Died—On Saturday evening July 8, in the thirteenth year of his age, Lucien Ferry, second son of John and Julia A. Tull.
In the city on Sunday July 9, Harry Schneider, son of D.C.H. and Elizabeth Schneider.
(Monroe Commercial, Thursday July 13, 1954, Page 3, Column 3)