Mrs. Thomas B. East

Dec. 10, 1903                          Pontiac Daily Leader

Sudden death of Mrs. Thomas B. East

Dies from inflammation of the throat. Operation to relieve from suffocation unavailing.


               Mrs. Thomas B. (Caroline) East died at her home on North Hazel St., at noon today of inflammation of the throat, she having been ill but about a week. Mrs. East was operated on this morning. Suffocation being imminent, as a last resort a tube was placed in her throat in order that she might breathe. The operation failed to give the desired relief. She died at noon.

             Carrie Headlock (sic) East was born in 1847 on what is known as the old Headlock (sic) farm, 4 miles west of this city, in Rooks Creek twp., she being among the first born children of Livingston County and was at the time of her death 56 years old. She leaves besides her husband, 4 children, Roy, Lois, Abiad and Cora. The funeral will be held Sun. at one o’clock, Rev. Simeon Jussey, officiating. The place of the funeral will be announced later.


Submitted by David V. Butler,

her great-great grandson.