Lawrence Wilkinson obit California 3 Nov 1895

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Lawrence Wilkinson obit
RAN THE PACE THAT KILLS LAWRENCE WILKINSON DIES OF ALCOHOLISM One of Four Brothers Three Whoxa Have Been Overcome by Liquor Of Bpeelal DUpateh to the Chronicle GREENWICH Conn November 2 Lawrence Wilkinson a lawyer was round aeaa to - day His death was caused by his wild manner of living One of bis brothers died from the same cause and a third Is dying from ex cessive drinking Their father Ed mund Wilkinson dledln December 1891 He left four sons Lawrence Edward L - Gerald and John R His estate was valued at 300000 arid - was divided between between the sons fLawrenee was to all intents and pur poses the father nf the flock and coun seled his brothers In all matters The two - younger brothers showed a tendency tendency to lead a fast life a year after the death of their father and the older brother made application to the Probate Court tObave them committed to a retreat retreat for imbeciles which was granted A year at the Institution was enough for Gerald and he made his escape locating in California where he again took up his - fast habits Gerald returned returned East again and took up bis residence residence in Elizabeth where he died on August 29 1894 He declared that his habits were the sole cause of his death Edward went West and located In Tacoma He also took to drinking and a month ago was tried before the Lunacy Lunacy Commission in that city and ad judged Insane bis condition being at tributed to overindulgence In - liquor He was removed to an asylum in Hartford Hartford where he now lies in a critical condition Lawrence tod became a drunkard During the last month John R the younger brother who has Just reached maturity aplled to the Greenwich Probate Probate Court for the appointment of a conservator over Lawrence and the Judge and several lawyers Interested n the case - were holding a consultation over the matter this afternoon when Lawrences death was announced The Coroner pronounced his death due - to apoplexy the primary cause being being alcoholism Wilkinson was 38 years old - and was a graduate of Tale In the class of 76 By the death of Gerald and Lawrence and that of Edward which is expected at any inomeht John R Wilkinson will fall hi - fi to tlSOWO besides his own share of the estate

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 03 Nov 1895, Sun,
  3. Page 13

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