C.D. HOUSTON

C.D. HOUSTON, A BACHELOR RESIDING WITH HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, HENRY POTTS OF LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, DIED LAST FRIDAY EVENING FROM THE EFFECTS OF THE INTENSE HEAT OF THE DAY.  MR. HOUSTON WENT OUT INTO THE FIELD ABOUT THREE O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON TO WATER THE CATTLE AND BECAME VERY MUCH HEATED WHILE ENGAGED IN THE WORK.  AFTER HE HAD FINISHED HE PUMPED HIS HAT FULL OF WATER AND PLACED IT ON HIS HEAD.  HE SOON BECAME DELIRIOUS AS THE SUDDEN COOLING AFFECTED THE BRAIN AND HEART AND BECAME SO WEAK THAT HE COULD NOT WALK TO THE HOUSE.  HIS LITTLE NEPHEWS FOUND HIM AND SUMMONED AID FROM THE HAY FIELD WHERE OTHER MEN WERE WORKING AND HE WAS REMOVED TO THE HOUSE.  DR. S. BAILEY OF THIS CITY WAS SUMMONED TO GIVE MEDICAL ATTENTION, AND DID EVERYTHING POSSIBLE FOR HIS PATIENT, BUT TO NO AVAIL.  HE DID NOT REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS AND DIED ABOUT 7 O’CLOCK FRIDAY EVENING.  MR. HOUSTON WAS BORN IN STATEN ISLAND JULY 7, 1844 AND WAS 57 YEARS AND 12 DAYS OLD AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH.  HE WAS UNMARRIED AND FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS HAD MADE HIS HOME WITH HIS SISTER MRS. HENRY POTTS. HE WAS A  MEMBER OF THE ODD FELLOWS FRATERNITY.  THE REMAINS WERE SHIPPED TO HIS FORMER HOME IN DUNLAP, IL. FOR INTERMENT.

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