TWO MEN HELD IN DEATH OF LYKENS WOMAN
The arrest of two men by Pottsville Police, followed the death of Miss Anna Snyder, 39, of Lykens, after an autopsy revealed that she had undergone an illegal operation. The men are W. H. Mortimer, age about 40, and Robert Wessinger, 55, both of Pottsville.
Police are said to have learned that the woman had been staying at Mortimer’s home for several days. When Miss Snyder’s condition became serious Saturday evening, a physician was summoned, who found her dead upon his arrival [7 January 1933]. He called a second physician. Later after police investigated, a third physician was ordered to perform an autopsy and he declared that death followed an illegal operation.
Miss Snyder was a native of Orwin. Since the death of her parents some years ago she had made her home with her sister, Mrs. Harry Kolva, in Lykens. Mrs. Kolva and a brother, Edward Snyder of Pottsville, are her survivors.
Funeral services were held from the Kolva home in Lykens at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Ira Frankenfield, pastor of the Tower City Lutheran Church officiated and interment was made at Orwin.
The obituary appeared in a local newspaper at the time of her death.
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