Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Sunday, November 04, 2007 at 04:32:01 :
The Marin Journal
Thursday, May 30, 1929
Funeral Services Held For Franklin Morse
The funeral services of Franklin B. Morse, 57, nationally known sport writer and famous Princeton halfback, were held yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Chapel of the Chimes, in the Oakland Crematory.
Mrs. Morse is visiting with relatives in the east and did not return for the funeral and the ashes will be sent to her.
Morse and Frank Carmody, publicity man, spent the week end at Morse’s summer cottage in Forest Knolls. When Carmody went to waken Morse Monday morning he found him dead, and Coroner J. Ray Keaton ws immediately notified.
Dr. J. H. Kuser, the autopsy surgeon, reported that death was due to heart trouble.
Sports Writer Dead at Forest Knolls
San Francisco newspaper sports writers were today mourning the death of FRANKLIN B. MORSE, who passed away in his sleep at his home at Forest Knolls, Monday.
Although an authority on all sports for 7 years, Morse had concentrated on the one game he really thought most of, football.
Morse had served in the Spanish American War, his enlistment was lost and he fought 28 years before establishing by Senate bill, his record of service.
He was born at the American Consulate in Kobe, Japan. He was All-American halfback with Princeton in the early nineties. After spending many years in the Orient, Morse came to San Francisco as sports writer of the Associated Press.
Frank Carmody, a friend of Morse, found him dead Monday when trying to awaken him. Mr. Morse had departed two weeks before on a short visit to Chicago and New York.
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