Aged Astorian Dies Suddenly Funeral Tuesday

Frank Argo, a life long resident of Astoria, was found dead on the floor in the dining room of his home on East Broadway at 2:45 o'clock Friday afternoon. Mr. Argo was apparently in his usual good health. He had been up town a short time before his demise and had not complained of being ill as far as anyone knows.

Coroner Lee Ray Chapin of Canton was called and, impanelling the following Jurymen, held an inquest: A. N. Price, Andy Mummert, Dock Bartholow, Harry Blemler, Ross Brown, J. D. Waggoner.

According to the evidence brought out Mrs. C. C. Ryno makes her home with Mr. and Mrs. Argo. Only recently Mr. and Mrs. Argo returned from a three months visit with their daughter and son in Colorado. Since their return, Mrs. Argo has been quite ill, bedfast most of the time. Miss Tillie Warner called Friday afternoon at about 2:20 o'clock to see Mrs. Argo and when she knocked on the dining room door, Mr. Argo admitted her and seemed glad to see her and glad she had called. They visited a few minutes when she (Miss Warner) went into the bed room where Mrs. Argo was. A few minutes later P. O. Wilson, a brother of Mrs. Argo, called and he saw Mr. Argo lying on the floor apparently asleep. He continued in the room where his sister was and when he entered the bed room Miss Warner remarked that she would go. Upon entering the dining room to leave, she remarked that Frank was lying on the floor asleep. Mrs. Argo requested her brother to look after her husband and ascertain if there was anything wrong. He did so, and upon investigating, found he was lifeless. Dr. H. T. Baxter was called and found that he was dead.

The verdict of the Jury was to the effect that Mr. Argo came to his death from natural causes, perhaps apoplexy.

Frank L. Argo, was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Argo and was born in Vermont, Illinois, July 15th, 1854. At the time of his death he was aged 7 years, 3 months and 19 days. On June 28th, 1875 at Virginia, Ill., he was united in marriage to Martha Wilson. To this union were born three children, Mrs. A. B. Doner, of Denver, Colo., Sherman Argo, Pueblo, Colorado and Mrs. M. W. O'Hern of Kansas City, Mo. Besides the aged wife and children, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Isabelle Tucker of Colorado Springs, Colo., and one brother Wm. Argo of Astoria.

Mr. Argo spent practically all his life in Astoria and had many friends who were surprised and grieved at his sudden death.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. T. S. Mitchell. Interment in Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Astoria Argus-Search Light on 11/9/1927


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