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Ann (Fuller) Ulmer, died 1919, Rockland, Maine

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Ann (Fuller) Ulmer, died 1919, Rockland, Maine

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 9:54AM GMT
Classification: Death
Surnames: Ulmer, Lyddie, Crockett, Silsby, Withee, Hobbs, Kalloch, Spear
I have no connection to this family but found this doing other research. This appeared in the Nov. 25, 1919 issue of the Rockland (Maine) Courier-Gazette:

“MRS. ANN ULMER’S DEATH – Finding of Her Body with Bruises on Chest Led to Investigation Which Quickly Disproved Suggestion of Foul Play. Mrs. Ann Ulmer who lived alone at her home on the Old County road was found dead there at 7 o’clock Tuesday morning by Mrs. Eugene F. Lyddie, a neighbor. At the request of relatives the body was viewed by Medical Examiner Crockett, who found on the woman’s chest a number of bruises.

Mrs. Ulmer called at Mrs. Lyddie’s home Monday evening, and upon leaving for home remarked that she was going to take a bath before retiring.

She was partly disrobed when found, and bathing materials were at hand.

Medical Examiner Crockett called Dr. Silsby into consultation, the latter being the Ulmer family physician.

He found that Mrs. Ulmer’s injuries were due to an accident which she had very recently sustained while removing screens from the windows. Medical Examiner Crockett tendered an opinion this morning that death was due to hemorrhage of the brain, the froth on her lips being accounted for by the fact that she lived several hours in an unconscious condition. This analysis of the situation is accepted by the family.

In the absence of County Attorney Withee and Sheriff Hobbs, both of whom were out of the State, Deputy Sheriff Kalloch made an investigation.

Mrs. Ulmer was 71 years of age; the widow of Mathias Ulmer, whose death was also under tragic circumstances. His frozen body was found at the bottom of the quarry near his house, where he had fallen while making his way home in a blinding snowstorm. Mrs. Ulmer is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alice M. Spear.”

I did a little more research and found that Ann was the daughter of Isaac Fuller and had been born Apr. 7, 1844 (according to State of Maine death record).

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