Transcribed from the Andover News, August 15, 1913.
COLLECTOR COMSTOCK’S SUDDEN DEATH
Another Prominent Andover Citizen Called to the Great Beyond Suddenly Sunday Morning
Thomas M. Comstock was found dead in his bed early Sunday morning, at his home on Rochambeau avenue. He had not been ill, and had been about his usual business all the day previous. Acute indigestion was the cause of death. He was 68 years of age.
Mrs. Comstock was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Winford Potter of Independence, and Mr. Comstock was staying alone. By the evidence of the room and bedding it was ascertained that he had been suffering in the evening, and had been doctoring himself.
Thomas M. Comstock was a man held in very high estimation by every one. He had been unanimously elected collector of this town a number of years, all having the utmost confidence in his honesty and integrity. He was a life-long resident of this vicinity.
He leaves besides the wife two daughters, Mrs. L. L. Brenneman of Denver, Colorado, and Mrs. O. H. Manning of Bennetts, Colorado, also by the following brothers and sisters: Jas. D. Comstock of Andover; Chas. Comstock, of Hartsville; Dr. F. M. Comstock of Wellsville; Mrs. Louisa Lee, of Olean; Mrs. N. Lever, of Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Lillian Sutton, and Mrs. Etta Phillips of Hornell.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. F. M. Baker assisted by Rev. H. B. Williams.
The interment was in Hillside cemetery.