Obituary

Mr. F. A. Huff Died

{Exactly as written in the Steubenville Daily Herald Star, Dec. 17, 1877} Obituary – Our city was shocked yesterday to hear of the very sudden death of Mr. F. A. Huff, an esteemed citizen, living on Eighth Street. Mr. Huff had, up to a few minutes of his demise, been in his customary vigorous health. In the morning he had gone over to the engine room at the High Shift, attending to some necessary duties there and immediately upon returning complained of severe sickness of the stomach. His wife sent for her brother, Mr. R. E. Blinn, and also a physican who arrived in a few minutes. After the arrival of the medical attendant he prescribed some remedies which he thought would be of service, and said he would return in a short time…Mr. Huff called to Mr. Blinn and almost immediately went into convulsions…at about half-past nine o’clock, his life became extinct…The presumption is that death ensued by lifting while working about his engine…

Mr. Huff was born in this city, and at the time of his death was in the 52nd year of his age. He was for fifteen years engaged in steamboat engineering, and ten years ago he took charge of the engines at the upper shaft…He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Huff, daughter of Capt. Blinn of this city, to whom he was married in 1854, and four children. His eldest son, George, has been absent in Philadelphia on business, but arrived home this morning.- having received a telegram of his father’s death. George was just entering church when he received the dispatch. Which prostrated him so as to require medical attention for several hours before he was able to take the train… Huff was a member of Kramer Chapel…