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Newell Herrick

Posted 2018-03-13 by Judy Wight Branson
he Arizona Republican, Phoenix, Arizona Territory
Saturday, July 9, 1892, page 1, column 6

Laid To Rest

Sepulchral and Fraternal Rites Performed

The funeral of Newell Herrick took place yesterday afternoon at 5:30
took place for his late residence, corner of Cortez and Jefferson

A large concourse of friends and neighbors of the dead and bereaved
family followed the remains to the cemetery.

The cortege was preceded by members of the Phoenix lodge, No 2,
I.O.O.F., and Arizona lodge No 2, F. & A.M.

The body was laid to rest amid the beautiful and impressive
ceremonies of the Masonic order.


Arizona Weekly Journal Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Wednesday, July 13, 1892, page 2, column 5

Newell Herrick, a citizen of Phoenix, well known in this territory,
formerly part proprietor of the Commercial Hotel, accidentally shot
and killed himself, last Thursday morning, at his home in Phoenix.

He had been annoyed by cats at night, and got up at three o’ clock
in the morning, and with a double action pistol, started to shoot
the felines. In going around the house in the darkness, he stumbled
over a small wagon with which the children had been playing, the
pistol being pressed to his stomach and discharged.

He lived until six o’clock the same evening, when he died.

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