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AGED MAN, WHO LIVED ALONE, FOUND DEAD BY NEIGHBORS Believed To Have Expired From Heart Attack While Working in His Barn A heart attack is believed to have been responsible for the sudden passing passing of Samuel Snyder, aged 77, who was found dead by. his neighbors on the floor ot his barn, four miles east of Locust on .Saturday evening. Mr. Snyder, who was one of the well- known residents of the Rochester Mills community, had lived alone for a number of years, was hauling corn fodder from the field to his barn when stricken with the fatal attack. He had evidently died several hours before his body was discovered by the neighbors, who found his only only horse, which was hitched to the wagon, along side of the body. Bruises on the head, limbs and body indicate that the horse became restless restless and had trampled the body. The deceased, who was married many years ago, wedded Elizabeth Bishop following the death of his first wife. His second wife left the farm and located in Youngstown, O., ovef 35 years ago, and later she was joined by her two sons. Since that time he had lived alone. At the time of his death he owned' a horse, cow and chickens. On the body $12 and a small amount of change were found. He had lived all his life in that section where he was held in high regard. He had frequently told neighbors, who were interested in his welfare, that if no smoke came from his chimney, to come to his home to investigate. In response to this request neighbors in their search found his dead body. The funeral services will be conducted conducted on Thursday afternoon in the United Presbyterian church at Rochester Rochester Mills and interment will follow follow at that place.

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  1. The Indiana Progress,
  2. 13 Nov 1935, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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