Clipped From The Scranton Republican
POTTER PALMER " DIES IN CHICAGO, Heart Failure the CaueH. Was . Unconscious of Approach of " Grim Messenger. CHICAGO. May 4. Potter Palmer, known as one of the ceteria of bueN ness men instrumental In he financial development of Chicago, died unexpect - ' edly of heart failure at 5:30 o'clock this evening at his residence on the Lake Shore drive. He was surrounded surrounded by the members of his family and passed away quietly without any apparent apparent pain and unconscious of the approach of death." Up to 3 o'clock in the afternoon no member of the family had the slightest slightest intimation that Mr. Palmer was about to die. Although he had been ill for three weeks, Dr. H. D. Fav411, his physician, had pronounced him to be in no immediate danger. A week ago the physician told him he might leave his bed if he wished, but Mr. Palmer preferred to remain in bed as a rest cure for the weakness that he still felt. At bis bedside when hei died were Mrs. Palmer, his two sons, Honore and Potter Palmer, jr., H. L. Honore, Adrian Honore and Lockwood Honore, brothers of Mrs. Palmer. ; Mr. Palmer contracted a cold last Christmas which developed into a slight form of grip.' He was confined to his home for the greater part of the time. He did not take to his bed until three weeks ago and then he did not consider consider his condition serious. : Potter Palmer was born in Renssel - aerville, N. Y in 1826. He was the son of a farmer, and during his youtfc worked on a farm in summer and attended attended a district school in winter. At the age of 18 he became a clerk and later worked in a bank in Dunham, X. y.