Obituaries "I"


INGRAM, Mary (Mrs. Hiram WIRTH) -- 1856-1925

E. St. Louis, IL Journal dated Monday, May 11, 1925: VICTIM HAD MISTAKEN A STAIR FLIGHT FOR DOOR -- Mrs. Mary Wirth Dies Two Weeks After Fatal Plunge, Resulting in Numerous Injuries. -- LIVED HERE FORTY YEARS -- Verdict of Accidental Death Is Returned -- Funeral to Be from Summit Ave. Home. -- Injuries received in a fall down a flight of stairs two weeks ago resulted in the death of Mrs. Mary Wirth, more than 40 years a resident of East St. Louis. The accident occurred at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. Hanna, 427 South Fourth street, with whom Mrs. Wirth had been living. Mrs. Wirth, according to testimony at the coroner's inquest, had mistaken the stairway for a door leading into another room. In the fall she sustained a fractured arm, several fractured ribs and internal injuries. A verdict of accidental death was returned. The inquest was held at the Thomas Burke Funeral Home. She died in St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. Wirth was the widow of the late Hiram Wirth. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. E. T. Conema, Mrs. C. Hanna, Mrs. D. J. McCarthy and Miss M. Wirth, and one son, Robert Wirth. She had 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence of Mrs. McCarthy, 717 Summit avenue. Burial will be in Mount Carmel cemetery.

October 27, 2002

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