SHWyss, obituary, Alton Telegraph, 4 March 1936

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SHWyss, obituary, Alton Telegraph, 4 March 1936 - Its Including is of S.H. Wyss, 75, Retired...
Its Including is of S.H. Wyss, 75, Retired Banker, Dies Heart Attack as He Returns Returns from Automobile Drive Proves Fatal Was Born In Alton in a Started as Retail Druggist —Aided in Organi^a- tion of Bank A heart attack which came on him unexpectedly as he was returning returning from a drive to the business district of the city with his son i n late Tuesday afternoon culminated in the death at 6 p. m. of Samuel H. Wyss, retired drug store proprietor proprietor and banker, of 914 Henry street. The death of Mr. Wyss, who was 75,years of age, occurred within a few minutes after his arrival in St. Anthony's Infirmary where he had been moved at the suggestion of his physician who found his condition critical when called to attend him at the family residence. On his ride down town with his son, Emert L. Wyss, shortly before 4 p. m. yesterday, Mr. Wyss had expressed a desire to visit the site of his former drug store on East Broadway near Ridge—a highly successful successful business enterprise to which he had devoted 35 of the earlier years of his life. Accordingly, .they had made a stop near the drug store building and spent a few minutes minutes there, taking what was to prove his last look at his old place of business, where he had laid the foundation of his fortune. Although it had been many years since Mr. Wyss was active in the drug store business, he never had lost his love for his early chosen profession of pharmacist, and he had maintained until death his rating as a registered pharmacist in Illinois because of this sentiment. Only last Sunday, he had returned from an automobile trip to Florida on which He was accompanied -by Mrs. Wyss and their daughter, Miss Margaret. While the trip had been partially in interest of benefiting his health, his condition had not been such as to. give members of his family or intimates a hint of the approaching heart attack which came on him Just as he arrived home from the short automobile ride of. yesterday afternoon. •Native of Alton i of Alton, Wyss wa*s born Retired Banket Dies SAMUEL H. WYSS Collapse of Three More Cofferdam Cells Costs $10.000 26 Left Standing, 14 Have Been Pushed to * Bottom tending Shurtleff -college, and graduating graduating from a school of pharmacy Keenly Interested in pharmacy, his drug store enterprise claimed thft attention of Wyss for many years, and he built it into one of the best known and most successful stores In the community. In 1902, he Joined in the organization organization of the Alton Banking & Trust Co. As its first president, he had a leading part in making it one of the solid financial institutions of the city, retaining his active connection connection with the bank until 1925. Wyss also became interested in the Obear-Nester Glass Co. of East St. Louis. For a number of years he was the treasurer of that company, company, and had continued as one of the directors. Prom early years, however, Mr. Wyss had been interested in farming farming and the possibilities of farm development. He gradually broadened broadened investments in farm lands until until he held a large acreage, his investment investment being particularly heavy in the fertile American Bottom area. In his farming interests, Wyss found no little diversion, particularly particularly in the later years of his life. Since retiring from banking and retail business he had given much time to his agricultural interests and made them a source of pleasure as well as profit. Married in 1893 Marriage of Mr./ Wyss to Mls^ Dorothy B. Emert, of what now : Hartford, took place Aug. 30, 1893 and they hod passed their forty second anniversary lost summei Surviving him in addition to his widow, are his son, Emert L. Wyss assistant cashier of Alton Bankln & Trust Co., and four daughters Mrs. P. B. Kane and Mrs. Marl Maley of St. Louis, Miss Margare Wyss, and Mrs. Gregory Duggan o Alton. He leaves eight grandchll dren. Fraternally, Wyss was a membei of Alton Council, Knights of Co lumbus, Alton lodge of Elks, and the Western Catholic Union. He also was a member of the East Em Improvement Association, He was a devout member of St Mary's parish, and long had been active In securing improvements in the church properties. Further disaster was heaped on the John Griffiths & Son Company Company at the Alton locks project over night as the sequel of the cold weather, the ice in the river, and the subsequent high water attended with doubling of the speed of the current. . Despite the fact that the stage of the river has decreased'nearly four feet since last Sunday when the costly damage occurred to the auxiliary auxiliary lock cofferdam being constructed constructed by the Griffths firm, three additional cells were • undercut to such an extent that they collapsed during the -night. It Is impossible accurately to determine the loss incurred incurred by the destruction of these tierce cells last night, but it is conservatively conservatively estimated that this will amount to at least $10,000, Including Including the extra work involved in pulling pulling out of the way the sheets that are lying on the river bottom. This brings the total loss since Sunday to well over $100,000. The pressure of the river exerted against the cells that previously collapsed, collapsed, but which were still connected connected to those left standuig, had a great deal to do with the "failure the last three cells i Wirf ' ", * i . _. .... . in .attempt will be made by'the contractor to bring floating equipment equipment into position so that the steel sheets can be broken out between Continued on page 2. House Passes Bill To Force Chicago Pauper Tax Levy Already Approved by Senate—Makes Senate—Makes Sharing of Costs Imperative SPRINGFIELD, 111., March 4, M>> —Advocates of permanent registration registration of voters in Chicago and nine other large cities in Illinois failed today to win final passage of the billls In the Senate and the bill was ruled defeated. He was prominent in the movement movement that brought about the erection erection of the fine now parish school building and the convent of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. His active interest in the parish extended extended back to his early life. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of tjie church. He was among those honored at the diamond diamond Jubilee of St. Mary's in 1033. The body of Mr. Wyss will be at the family residence from this evening evening until time of the funeral. The funeral rites have been set for 9 a. m, 7"Viday at St, Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. cemetery. Members of Alton Council, Knights of Columbus, will go to the residence Thursday at 8 p. m. to recite the rosary. SPRINGFIEIJD, 111., March 4. (XP) -The House today passed the Hickman-Lantz-FInn bill requiring Chicago and suburban townships to levy a 30 cent pauper relief tax In order to be eligible for state relief funds. The measure, already approved by the Senate, was the lost of the series and makes the tax levy mandatory mandatory instead of permissive in the metropolitan area. The other Hickman-Lantz-Finn bills, awaiting Governor Horner's action, transferred poor relief responsibility responsibility from counties to townships townships downstate. The vote today was 80 to 28. With sine die adjournment in a in 8 5 50 sight, legislators awaited the final vote on the Sinnett-Green bill to revive revive the Illinois Emergency relief commission with curtailed authority. authority. Speaker John P. Devine said tho special sessions could end as soon as the Senate passes the modified IERC plan and other bills that were approved by the House. The Slnnett-Green plan for the of and en els. EERC to act as the relief allocat- . ing agency after May 1, the date! previously set for Its retirement, was jlven first reading in the- Senate today. today. It passed tho House with one vote to spare. Also scheduled for action are bills ncreasing the relief "split" from the sales tax. One third of the hree per cent tax is now going to the IERC. Under pending measi ures this amount would be increased increased to one-half, yielding an estimated $7,000,000 additional dur- ng the lost half of the year. as May corn to Roller Skaters Bring Complaints Roller skating complaints here, fires. and of Chief to

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 04 Mar 1936, Wed,
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