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Anna Mary (Myers) Leib Death
Posted by: David Myers (ID *****2352) Date: May 01, 2007 at 04:26:33
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Death of Anna Mary (Myers) Leib

The May 10, 1934 issue of the Cape May Star & Wave, Cape May, NJ, had the following news item:



With the entire residence and garage filled with the deadly fumes of monoxide gas from her automobile engine, the lifeless body of Mrs. Anna M. Leib, 59, widow of the late Wilbur Leib, druggist at Broadway and West Perry st., was found at 9 o’clock by Director of Safety J. J. Spencer, Jr., and State Troopers Codd and Harris.
Druggist Leib died about six months ago, and Mrs. Leib has been ailing ever since her husbands death. Subject to heart trouble she had been seized three times by attacks during the past week. Mrs. John Bennett, her neighbor, at nine o’clock Tuesday evening went over to call on Mrs. Leib and found the combination store and residence locked.
Fearful, Mrs. Bennett called Director Spencer, who was with the Troopers in his office. At the residence entrance was affected by the Director thru an unlatched dining room window, and the monoxide gas filling the rooms was immediately detected.
The body of Mrs. Leib was found in the garage, one foot on the floor, a knee on the running board and the body fallen forward in front of the forward seat. On the seat was the body of Mrs. Leib’s pet French bull terrier as if it had found something amiss, and had crawled to the seat at her head in sympathy.
Coroner Leaming J. Hand was called from a meeting he was attending here, and in turn he called Physician Julius Way. Dr. Way stated that death had occurred about 12 o’clock noon from monoxide gas, and that from appearances from a heart attack aided by the gas.
The engine of the car had stopped altho the ignition was still on, showing that the lack of air had caused the engine to quit. It was learned from the neighbors that Mrs. Leib had a practice of running the car engine in the garage in order to recharge the battery.
Mrs. Leib originally came form Mercerburg, Pa., her birthplace, and she and her husband came here from Camden, N. J. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. McCullough, who came here Wednesday to take charge of arrangements, and two nephews, of Media Pa." Funeral services will be held Friday, May 11, with Rev. Bosserman officiating, at the Hollingsead funeral parlors, 312 Decatur Street at 11:15 a.m., with interment in the Harleigh cemetery, Camden, N. J.

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