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WHERRY, Ezekiel

    Cambria Freeman, 1 Dec 1905, Contributed by Patty Millich

Ezekiel Wherry
Injured by a Fall Which Caused Death

Ezekiel H. Wherry, a well known resident of Altoona, died Saturday morning at 10:20 at his home, 701 Lexington avenue, of congestion of the lungs. His death can be directly traced to injuries received from a severe fall last Friday evening, at which he sustained a fracture of the arm. Violent inflammation set in soon afterward, which gradually extended to the lungs, causing congestion from which he died at the hour named.

Mr. Wherry was born Feb. 5, 1853, and has resided in Altoona since his boyhood. He entered the employ of the Pennsylvania railroad company and by degrees worked his way up till he became foreman of the upholstery department, which position he competently filled for 21 years, resigning about one year ago. For the past three months he has been running an upholstery establishment of his own at Greene avenue and Seventh street. He was twice married; his first wife being Amelia K. Zahm, who died Oct. 30, 1900. To this union there was one son, Russell, who resides at home.

His second wife was Julia A. Levan, to whom he was married Oct. 14, 1901. Besides the above named son and his wife, he is survived by four brothers, William of Altoona; George and Frank in the west and Albert of Philadelphia. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, Logan lodge, Knights of Pythias and Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias, No. 20.

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