Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 08:33:51 :
The Marin Journal
Thursday, April 13, 1916
Thomas Finlayson Taken Suddenly
Death of Local Boy is Shock to Relatives and Friends
Thomas Finlaysonís friends, many of whom had not heard of his illness, were saddened yesterday to receive word of his death at a San Francisco hospital.
Stricken with illness last Friday, he was removed to St. Winifredís Hospital, and the physicians decreed that an immediate operation was necessary. It was found that the deceased was afflicted with an abscess of the intestines, which had already broken. The operation was futile. Finlayson grew steadily worse, and Monday his relatives were called to his bedside. Death occurred yesterday noon.
The deceased is survived by his mother, a brother, Norman, a sister, Georgina Finlayson, and a widow, who is said to be seriously ill at the home of her parents in Sacramento. No funeral arrangements have yet been made.
Mr. Finlayson was a good boy. He was raised in San Rafael, and for a long time was salesman in the Thompson store in this city; and during the session of the legislature of 1903, he was a committee clerk under Assemblyman Olmsted, and was a faithful official.
Soon after that he went to Sacramento where he was a salesman in a prominent business house and had charge of the shoe department. About five or six years ago he removed to San Francisco and accepted a position as manager of one of the Baker shoe stores on Post and Kearny street.
Tom Finlayson was liked and trusted by everybody who knew him and was regarded as a man of sterling worth. His sudden sickness and death was a shock to his many friends.
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