Thursday, June 9, 1887 Page 4
Elijah Daker, foreman of the Detroit Steel and Spring Works, dropped dead about 11 o'clock on the morning of the 2d. He stepped into an outhouse. A moment later he was heard to cry "Oh!" and seen to fall. He died before a physician could arrive. It is supposed he died of heart disease. Daker was about 40 years of age and brother of the superintendent of the works. He had just built a new house on twenty-fourth street, and was in good circumstances. He moved to Detroit with his wife and three children from Pittsburgh about three years ago.
I am not related to this family, just passing on this information which comes from a webpage called "Sault Ste. Marie - Death Notices." The link for the site is listed below.