Ex-Syracusan, 90, Expires at Home of Son in South Seymour Knickerbocker Was Civil War Vet Special to The Post Standard RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 18.---Seymour Knickerbocker, 90, formerly of Syra- cuse, N.Y., died this morning on the front porch at the home of his son, Laverne M. Knickerbocker, 3002 Mont- rose avenue. Soon after breakfast, he went out on the porch to smoke. Half an hour later, Mrs. Maude Knicker- bocker, his daughter-in-law, found him dead sitting upright in a chair. Coroner Whitfield was summoned and pronounced death due to infirmities of age. He served in the Union army during the civil war with Company E, 149th New York regiment, and was a mem- ber of the G.A.R. For many years after the war he engaged in business in Syracuse as a manufacturing tailor, retiring 18 years ago. He came here two years ago to live with his son, who is his only im- mediate surviving relative. He mar- ried Alice Jane Newton of Cortland, N.Y., who died 14 years ago. He was born in Pompey, N.Y., Au- gust 15, 1840, and belonged to an old and well-known family. He ate a hearty breakfast this morning and seemed in his customary good health and spirits when he arose from the table, his daughter-in-law said. Be- fore marraige, she was Maude Watson, daughter of Mrs. Mary T. Watson of 910 Bellevue avenue, Syracuse.
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