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KINNEAR, John -1911

[San Mateo County Query Board]

Posted by Rana on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 14:07:29 :

Pioneer Reported Dead - Laughs at Obituary
When Coroner Calls, However, He Says Some Things

(Special Dispatch to The Call)
Redwood City, July 1. - When John KINNEAR, aged 75 years, picked up the county papers Friday and read his own obituary KINNEAR was not "peeved" in the least at this unusual occurrence, thinking perhaps the village cutup was having a little fun.But-

When Coroner H. G. PLYMIRE and his deputy drove up to his little home at San Gregorlo this morning, ready to do his duty, KINNEAR got just the tiniest bit angry.

"I'm a live chicken," he declared, "and I'm going to live quite a time yet."

Evidently PLYMIRE and his man believed him, for they whipped up their team and were soon out of hailing distance.

Some one telephoned to Sheriff MANSFIELD last Thursday that KINNEAR was dead at his home at San Gregorio, and MANSFIELD, in turn, notified the coroner. PLYMIRE could not verify the report by telephone, as the wires were down.

Source: San Francisco Call. July 2, 1911, Page 37

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