The unexpected and sad news that R F Galyon had died suddenly at his home 425 S Ninth street, in West Knoxville, became current on the streets yesterday morning. At his usual time of arising, Mr. Galyon got up. He performed some household duties and was moving about the house in an apparently live and healthy manner. Just as he started to breakfast, Mr. Galyon suddenly set on a bed. An instant later, he fell over and was dead. The startled family summoned medical aid, but it arrived after life was extinct. Mrs. Galyon who is quite sick with “la grippe,” was almost overcome with the shock. Deceased was fifty-seven years old and a native of Grainger County, this state. He moved to Knoxville over ten years since and has resided here all of that time. He has been an honest and highly respected citizen and for some time been a member of the Knox County court. Mr. Galyon was elected coroner for Knox County two years ago and has filled the position acceptably. He was a member of First Baptist Church and belonged to the Masonic order. A wife and five children mourn the untimely death of the deceased. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 1 o’clock and will be with Masonic honors. Interment will take place at Adair’s Creek cemetery.
Knoxville Daily Journal — Friday, February 7, 1890
Transcribed by Robert McGinnis and used by permission.
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