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    Cambria Freeman, 27 Aug 1909, Contributed by Patty Millich

Death of John A. Folsom

Suddenly Stricken with Paralysis and Dies Soon After

While out at his stable Wednesday after dinner feeding the chickens, John A. Folsom, one of Ebensburg's best known and most highly regarded citizens, was suddenly stricken with paralysis which affected his left side and although medical assistance was called, he died at 2:30.

Mr. Folsom lived in the East ward of Ebensburg. He was born in Lower Yoder Township, September 2, 1844. His father came to Cambria County from Massachusetts. They were what is known as Yankees, being of English descent. On February 6th, 1873, Mr. Folsom was united in marriage with Miss Catherine J. Eakman of Blairsville Intersection and after living at Johnstown for awhile they moved to Ebensburg. This was 35 years ago and they have resided here since. Mr. Folsom was for many years employed by the late Hon. A. A. Barker and by Barker Bros. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Folsom, four of whom are dead and the following are living: Mrs. W. Milton Davis of Moxham; Miss Blanche of New York; Misses Maud and Mildred of Philadelphia and Charlotte, at home. Mrs. Folsom also survives her husband and one brother, Josiah Folsom, of Johnstown is living.

The deceased was a good man and a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ebensburg. In politics he was a Prohibitionist and had been the nominee of that party for various offices. During the war, he was a Union man and enlisted for service. He was a member of Capt. John M. Jones Post G. A. R. of Ebensburg.

Ebensburg people sorely regret to part with so good a citizen and the suddenness of his death has shocked our community.

Interment was made in Lloyd Cemetery today, Rev. Craig officiating at the services.

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