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 - Heart Failure Kills Santa on Day He Reigns...
Heart Failure Kills Santa on Day He Reigns Supreme i Man Whose Promises Pleased Thousands of Youngsters Week Preceding Christmas Dies Suddenly. .'Hundred of little folks in Scranton f llshment. He was stricken soon after and the surrounding towns were made j ,,,e stor closed late Friday night and happy the week preceding Christmas, j l0"1" ,ollowcd few hort when they were given the opportunity j Vy a E;ranee coincidence his of seeing the idol of thlr childish t brother - in - law. Charles Shotto, 67, of i,.oM.s.nt.a rian,. - . .h. fiiolie iH North Map avenue, died a little .... .. - - store on Wyoming avenue. Their faith In the mysterious old. man whose ruddy face and flowing i white betna Is enshrined l.i every young heart, was renewed as they lisped their - wants In his ever rendy ear. Their lives were made fuppkr by that one glimpse of the saint about whom so many stories had been woven : during the preceding weeks. And now Snnia Claus the one th?y shook hand with ond to whom they confided tiielr wishes Is no more for the Santa Claus of the Globe store was stricken with heart failure about the tini3 he laid aside his rrmipc trimmed robes of toyland Christmas eve and died tsvent; - T.:ur Hours later. Ail during the week James L. Wilson, B.i, of 521 Marion street, nipht watch - I and fireman at the Globe store. played the role of Smza. Clans to the loyiana department ot tne Dig estab - iiri - n ,n, ..,. ...i v'wi.n n'j'Jia iui - r, mur an Illness or several months. The man hail henn ronflnnrl in li KnlM... 0n the second floor of his home, and expressed a wish to eat his Christnim dir.iK - r downstairs. Tie - was nrought down Saturday morning for the last ti me. Jlr - ilon will he buried tomorrow aftrn'n at J o'clock. In Forest Hill cemetery, while the Shotto funeral vw.i taue place Wednesday afternoon. Interment will he made in the ceme - ten - at Chinchilla. Mr. Bhotto was one of the best kr.onn n - sUknis of North Scranton, hav.'ng made his homo there for hal a centum - . Ha was a member of the Odd Fellows for more than thirty years, and was also .ictive In th Im. proved Order of Heptaioplin. He Is survived by his wif . and ihre ri. dren, Robert, of N - th Scranton: Ar - thur, of Iwnmorc, and Mrs. William Scott

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 27 Dec 1920, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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