Massachusetts Obituaries - 1909 - John I. Carroll

John I. Carroll Dead

Was for several years janitor of Odd Fellows' Hall in Cambridge.

John Innis Carroll, for many years janitor of Odd Fellows' building, Cambridgeport district, passed away suddenly late Friday night, after an attack from heart trouble.

Mr Carroll, who up to his death was employed at Barbour & Stock- well's, worked as usual Friday and returned to his home at 57 Pleasant Street, Cambridge. His condition was the subject of anxious comment on the part of the household, and Mr Carroll jokingly remarked: "Well, the old man isn't as far gone as some people think." He walked across the kitchen floor and dropped dead.

The funeral will be held at the house Tuesday afternoon, at 2, and will be conducted by Rev Dr Staples and Rev Richard Wright.

John I. Carroll was born in Marblehead Dec 18, 1839, and had lived in Cam- bridge for about 40 years. He was a member of Immanual Baptist Church, Friendship Lodge, I.O.O.F., since 1869, the Massachusetts Veteran Odd Fellows' Association, Puritan Lodge, N.E.O.P, and also of the Pilgrim Fathers.

In December 1906, he resigned his position as janitor of the Odd Fellows' building, after continuous service of 17 years, and soon afterward 350 Odd Fellows' gathered and presented to him a framed set of resolutions.

Mr Carroll is survived by his wife, Emma Frances Ricker Carroll, three sons, Clifford and Charles of Cambridge and Arthur of Foxboro, and one daughter, Miss Annie of Cambridge, and a sister, Mrs. William Moulton of Lynn. sons, Clifford

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