Clipped From The Gettysburg Times
FORMER CITIZEN DIED IN He And Daughter Found Ruins of Knickerbocker Theatre at Washington. REPORT .IS CONFIRMED William I. Bikle, Jr., And Daughter, Frances, Met Untimely Death Roof of Theatre Fell. Word was received in Gettysburg Monday evening confirming newspaper] reports of the death of William I. BikJe, J r . , and his daughter, Frances Bikle, who were among who lost their livesHrj the Knickerbocker motion picture theatre in Washington on Saturday night. Mr. Bikle was a former resident of Gettysburg and a brother of Mrs. Warren Gilbert and nephew of Dr. P. Bikle. dean of Gettysburg College. The sad news was received by rela- t i v e ? here with considerable t",i":r P :^ ^ 1Â£ %zÂ£:::; occurred and that it did not refer the former Gettysburgian. However,' the address of the deceased, as given :-n"tn"e"p"aiers" was ah^~ ... 9 as he lived at Xo. 1(539 .Nineteenth street N . W. William I . Bikle, J r . , the late Major W. I. Bikle, of Waynesboro, and is survived by another d a u g h t e r , Katherinc, of abo six pistt-rs and one brother, Laura Y. S h a n k and Mrs. Baker, of Waynesboro, Mrs. H a t Kaufl'man and Mrs. Maud Brown, Washington, MTF.TVfberta Thompson. of Philadelphia, Mrs. Warren Gilbert, G e t t y s b u r g , and Charles t h - 1,'. S. A v i a t i o n Corps I.anfl'-y Field, V a . Mr. R i k l e was aged about -1G w h i l e Miss Frances was 1-1 years :i^e. fie married Miss Laura Kinser,' of Gettysburg, about twenty two ago and she preceeded him in death I eight years ago, being buried* in t place. Thc deceased was a barber by and was formerly employed in t Barbehem shop in this place. More t h a n t w e n t y years ago he burg and went to the National Capital where he became manager of the barber shop, run m connection with the Raleigh Hotel, afterwards holding a i s i m i l a r position in the shop tional Hotel in the same city. A years ago he entered the real estate ! business in Washington in which he was engaged at the time of his death. Since leaving Gettysburg, he had a frequent visitor here and was well kr.o^-n. His last visit to the B a t field iown was made last summer. A telegram was received by rela- , lives Itere t h i s morning a n n o that the f u n e r a l would be held Washington this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Warren G i l bert !c-ft immediately for the Capital City in ordtv to attend 1 1 ; distant relative of the late Mrs. Bikle. V I L V 1 1 J U l U t l LU a . L f H U Llie AI-'ss Mary (iolden, of t h i s / l i e t ^ n f ,-oint;,^ n f+\-.Â« !,,,,, HT_Â» r.:i.-,.