Simon Collier Obit Dec 21 1903, p. 1
STRICKEN WITH APOPLEXY WELL-KNOWN CITIZEN FALLS DEAD. Stricken with apoplexy while iu the full enjoyment of apparently perfect health, Simon E. Collier of 124 south Market street died iu a few minutes at 9:30 yesterday morning. Mr. Collier had risen at his usual time aud had attended early service at the Church of Our Lady, returning home about S:la. Mrs. Collier left ftr 9 o'clock mass, leaving her husband with two childreu iu the parlor. While amusing the children he arose and said he would go out to the rear porcli for air as he felt stifled. He had scarcely reached the porch when he fell over. Neighbors saw him and hastily summoned a physician but death must have been almost instant. Mr. Collier had been a resident of town for about 20 years and was 87 years of age. He at one time conducted a barber shop but was obliged to retire owing to ill health. Later he become solicitor for different linns and was at one time engaged iu this capacity by the Itkm. For some years he was correspondent for the Wil-liamsport Grit aud had charge of its local circulation. His father resides in Pittstou. Besides him a wife and four childreu survive. Underlakei Higgins will have charge of the funeral which occurs ou Weduesday morning, services to be held iu the Church of Our Lady at 8 o'clock and interment to be made at Beaverdale.