Kane, Robert E. 1911

Obituary – Robert E. Kane
East Liverpool Tribune

Lingering Illness Cuts Short Career of Young Athlete
Was Prominent and Highly Esteemed in Local Circles

AT 15 minutes of 11 o’clock last night, (September 16, 1911) the spirit of Robert E. Kane, a young man universally esteemed in east Liverpool and Wellsville, his old home city, passed form its earthly habitation to the great beyond.

Notwithstanding the pain resulting from the disease from which he had suffered for many weeks, he sank away as in peaceful sleep.

at the time of being stricken down by rheumatism Mr. Kane was conducting a Barber shop at the corner of Main and Thirteenth street, Wellsville. His condition grew gradually worse until symptoms of spinal meningitis became manifest, and the attending physician realizing that the end was near so informed the patient. Then it was that he was removed form his apartments to the home of his sister, Mrs. George Cunningham, Aten avenue, Wellsville. Three physicians held a consultation yesterday afternoon late, and it was agreed that final dissolution would occur within a few hours.

To know “Bob” Kane was to admire his many manly qualities. Always of a sunny disposition he made friends rapidly and held them to the end. Having a natural liking for athletics, he was a consistent patron of the different departments of health-giving sports, and up to the time of his last illness was a fine specimen of physical manhood.

The deceased was 30 years of age, and passed a greater part of his early life in Belpre, Ohio. he finally located in Wellsville with his parents, the Late James and Mary Kane. On leaving Wellsville he came to East Liverpool and entering the shop of this brother-in-law, S. J. Hamilton, mastered the barber’s trade, becoming a finished artist in that line. Several months ago he took charge of the shop of T. S. Todd in Wellsville, and was prospering when taken ill.

Mr. Kane is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Hamilton, of East Liverpool, and Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Ama Hamilton of Wellsville.

The time and place of the funeral has not been fixed.