Mt. Carmel Item, Monday Dec. 8, 1930, Pg 1
WILLIAM KANE, CENTRALIA, DIES
Ailment Which Caused Young Man's Death Puzzled Hospital Physicians
William Kane, one of Centralia's most popular young men, is dead today, the victim of a mysterious affliction from which he suffered for the past week. Death came at 9:00 o'clock last night in the Ashland State Hospital where he was taken last Monday after he had been stricken ill at work.
The ailment which ended the young man's life has baffled all diagnostic efforts of hospital physicians. Just one week ago today, Kane had finished his duties at the Bast colliery, of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company, and was in the wash house preparing to return home on West Center Street when he suddenly toppled over onto the floor.
His case puzzled local physicians and he was taken to the hospital where he became delirious. With the exception of but one or two occasions he had been unconscious for the entire week. Hospital surgeons did everything possible to help him but were unable to determine his illness. Several blood tests were made and the results of these were sent to the State Department of Health at Harrisburg for analysis. Kane died, however, before the report had been returned to the hospital.
Kane was born in Centralia 25 years ago and was one of the town's most prominent young men. He was popular in athletic circles having played on the Centralia football eleven for a number of years.
Five years ago he was married to Miss Stella Rooney. Kane was one of a family of 15 children, 13 of whom survive him.
Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kane, the following brothers and sisters remain: Thomas and James, theological students at St. Vincent's , Beattie, PA; Harold, Mary, Joseph, Helen, John, Dorothy, Bernard, Raymond, Vincent, Francis, and Teresa.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 o'clock Thursday morning in St. Ignatius church and burial will be made in the parish cemetery.