Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at 07:37:32 :
San Rafael Independent
Wednesday, July 17, 1929
Suddenly stricken by a serious ailment, while at work in his office on Monday morning, Albert W. Sisson, county purchasing agent for the past eleven years and the first to hold that position, died this morning at 11:30 at Ross General Hospital following an operation performed in the hope of saving his life.
Although in poor health for a number of months, Sisson had not considered his condition serious. The sudden attack came Monday morning at ten o’clock. This morning an operation was decided upon in an attempt to save his life. The disease, however, had spread to such an extent that it was impossible to save him. Dr. J. H. Kuser, county health officer, and Dr. R. G. Dufficy, county physician, close friends of the dead man, performed the operation at Sisson’s consent in the vain hope to restore him to health.
Sisson was made county purchasing agent eleven years ago by the board of supervisors, having been the first to hold that position. He had lived in Kentfield for five years prior to his appointment during which he acted as deputy sheriff and acted as assistant to county officers. During his term as purchasing agent he has been deputy health officer and county sanitary inspector.
Widely known for his charity, Sisson as a member of the San Rafael Lodge of Elks was active in the Elks’ Christmas distribution to the needy of the county each year.
He was a member of the Sisson family for which the town of Sisson was named. Before coming to Marin county he operated a ranch in Napa county. He completed his education at Santa Clara College and was a student there at the same time as County Auditor Eugene Connell.
His father was one of the contracting engineers who constructed the Central Pacific Lines.
Sisson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Catherine T. Sisson, and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Toole of San Francisco.
The flag on the court house grounds is flying at half mast to do honor to the man who was first to order the flag lowered to honor officials or well known men of the county who died.
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