george gehl death b 1883
DEATH GOMES TO MAN IN POOLROOM George Gehl Expires In Thirtieth Street Establishment, Physician Says From Heart Attack. POLICE TARE TWO OF ASSOCIATES IK CUSTODY Coroner Makes Investigation and Decided That Deceased, Baker by Trade, Died of Natural Causes, George Gehl, aged 48, a baker by trade, residing at 2^13 Fifth avenue, died suddenly, apparently of a heart attack, in a poolroom at 608 Thirtieth street, some time between 10 and 12.45 o'clock last night. Pending an Investigation of the case f' the police took two men who were x in' the establishment at the time Gehl expired intp custody and r.eld them for a hearing this afternoon on the charge of being dangerous a;.d suspicious persona. Gehl"entered the poolroom (luring .the course' of the evening, tie was often there and- there was nothing about him to attract the attention of those In charge of the establishment. ". About 10 o'clock he fell from a bench • '" upon which he had been'lying, accord- Ing to the report made by the otber men to the police, and suffered a slight scalp Injury. No further attention was paid to him until 12.45 o'clock when it waa found that there was something wrong with the man. The Mercy hospital was called and when it was found that the man had expired Coroner Chester C. Rothrock and the police were summoned. Two Taken In Custody. Sergeant J. F. Caldwell and Officer P. W. Meehan went to the poolroom and when they found that the man' was • dead they placed Henry J. DeTemple and David Herson under arrest, presuming when they saw that the dead man Tiad been bleeding that he had met with foul play. •In the meantime Coroner RothrocK summoned the coroner's physician and he made an examination of the body, 'finding that the injuries, which included a cut on the scalp and a bruise on the left side of the face, weie superficial and that death had resulted from heart failure. After he had satisfied himself that tho man had died -of natural causes, he directed that the body be taken to an undertaker's establishment-and he decided that an inquest would be unnecessary, George Gehl was born in Altoona on Aug. 2, 1883, a son of Henry and Mar- I garet (Quirin) Ge(il, and had resided J in the city all his life. He was a ; baker by trade, being employed at ' the local establishments. He is survived by one brother, Jolin Gehl of 2601 Dysart avenue. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church and the funeral will be held there on Saturday morning with re- 'quiem mass at B o'clock. Interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery. The body will be taken to the home ot the brother at 2601 Dysart. avenue arid may be viewed there prior to the funeral.