Frederick Metzger of Hemingray found frozen


Publication: The Evening Bulletin

Maysville, KY, United States
vol. 11, no. 42, p. 4, col. 1


A Veteran Goes to Bed on a Street Car



MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 11. Saturday morning, at 5 o'clock, with the thermometer at zero, street car employes found Frederick Metzger lying on the track, in the outskirts of the city, nearly frozen to death. He had been a glass-blower for the Hemingray factory, formerly at Covington, Ky., for thirty years.

He had first removed his coat and hat, and then laid down on the track while intoxicated. He was removed to the city hospital, and his condition pronounced fatal. For some time past the old man has been in the soldier's home, at Marion, but a few days since he received his quarterly pension of about $40, and he is out on furlough. His feet, hands, nose and ears were terribly frozen, and he presents a horrible appearance.


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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:November 11, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;