Death of William R. Valentine Middletown Daily Argus 29 July 1897
Wedel. l t o n e , has c o m m i t - i d - % \ i f e hav- 10 l i n g h e a l t h . t he hope of recovery des Death of a Well Known N~e*vspaper New York. July 29.--William R. Vale n t i n e , a well k n o w n Brooklyn newspaper man. and who always claimed to be the a u t h o r of "Casey at the Bat," died at Oyster Bay, N. Y., aged 35. Death was caused by an abscess on the brain. He was born in Dublin and was educated for the priesthood, but gave up his studies and came to this country. He worked on several Chicago. New York and Brooklyn papers. Mr. V a l e n t i n e had a sister who is superior of a convent just outside of Dublin.