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From: "Jim Laird" <>
Subject: Death: W.C. CARSWELL..
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 17:11:16 -0400
The Topeka Daily State Journal
March 10, 1919
Carswell Is Dead.
Head of Western Union Here a Victim of Pneumonia.
End, Expected for Several Days, Came Saturday Night.
W.C. CARSWELL, whose death had been hourly expected fro a number of days, died at a local hospital Saturday night, of pnemonia, following an attack of acute asthma.
CARSWELL came to Kanas in 1880, to be in the telegraph department of the Santa Fe. He later became identified with the Western Union telegraph service, and was manager of the Topeka office of the company at the time of his death, having moved to Topeka in 1902. There probably was no man in Topeka more closely connected with the different organizations which make for civic progress than was CARSWELL. He was a director for the Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the Rotary club. At the time of his death he was international chairman of the telegraph section of the rotarians, and had established a code of eithics accepted by international Rotary clubs.
He was tireless in war work, having been captain in a team during every war work drive.
He was a Scottish Rite mason, and a member of Topeka Lodge No. 204, B.P.O. Elks.
He is survived by his widow and seven children, Firman L., and Capt. W.C. of Kansas City, and Horton J., Mary, Howard, Ruth and Harley, all of Topeka.
The funeral services will be held from Penwell's chapel at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning and will be conducted by Dr. E.J. KULP. The Rotarians will have charge of the music. The burial service at the Topeka cemetery will be conducted by the Masons.
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