Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
December 9, 1926 - Thursday, pg 12
Chalres Seymour, Tampico, Is Taken By Death Thursday
Tampico, Ill., Dec 9 - (Special) - Charles Seymour, for a number of years engaged in business in this city, passed away suddenly about 3:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Seymour had been suffering from dropsy for some time, but his condition was not considered serious. He spent the entire day Wednesday at his shoe repair shop and so far as is known had not complained of feeling any worse than he had for some weeks.
Mr. Seymour was taken seriously ill about 3 o'clock and his wife notified his brother, Fred, who also resides in Tampico. A physician was immediately summoned, but his condition was beyond medical aid. He passed away at 3:30 o'clock, just a half hour after his sudden attack. The dropsical condition had affected his heart, causing his death.
Mr. Seymour had been a resident of Tampico since boyhood and during his many years in business here had made many friends, who were saddened and shocked by news of his death. He was 69 years of age and besides the widow, is survived by one brother, Fred, in Tampico and a sister, who resides in Chicago.
Pending word from relatives, arrangements for the funeral have not been made.
(Buried in Tampico Cemetery)