Sudden Death of Herbert W. Hatch

Old and Well Known Citizen Stricken With Heart Trouble, Morning of January First.

Herbert W. Hatch, after shoveling snow from the walk in front of his home, 88 North Broad street, about 10 o’clock on New Year’s morning, went into the house to rest. He seated himself and a few minutes later, his daughter, Miss Edna Hatch found him lifeless. Heart trouble is attributed as the cause of his demise, perhaps aided by exertion in his act of clearing the snow from the walks.

The deceased was one of Wellsville’s best known citizens, having resided her for 35 years, ended in carting business. Mr. Hatch has been one of the Town of Wellsville Assessors for 20 years and was re-elected last fall for another term. He was a member of Wellsville Lodge No. 230 F. & A. M., and of Wellsville Chapter No. 143, Royal Arch Masons.

Herbert W. Hatch was a son of Lucian Hatch and Mary Robinson Hatch. He was born at Pithole, Pa., July 31, 1853. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Edna Hatch, at home, one son, Alfred Hatch, of Holland, Mich., and by one brother, Lucian Hatch, of Mayville. His wife died Dec. 5, 1920.

Funeral service in charge of Wellsville Lodge No. 230 F. & A. M., will be held from his late home at three o’clock tomorrow, Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Carrel Flewelling officiating. Interment at Woodlawn.

(Transcribed by Crist Middugh; Wellsville Daily Reporter, January 1922)