Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Obituary

Agnes Ollason

Submitted by Sue Tayor ~ November 21, 2007

Monterey Daily Cypress
June 5, 1908

Dies on The Street
Miss Agnes Ollason Succumbs to an Attack of Heart Disease
Was most Estimable Girl
Picked and Carried Into Home of A.M. Osio, Inquest Will Be Hled This Morning, Worked in Pacific Grove.

Agnes Ollason, the eighteen year-old daughter of Charles Ollason, dropped dead of heart disease on Franklin street, shortly before seven o'clock last evening. The young lady was on her way to the residence of Mrs. Perry, corner of Watson and Franklin streets, to have a dress tried on. All of a sudden she was seen to reel, and then fall off the sidewalk into a lot, a distance of about two feet. A number of men on the street saw her fall, and rushed to her aid. The girl was picked up and carried into the home of A.M. Osio nearby and physicians summoned. Dr. W.A. Lillie and Dr. McAuley responded, but, when they arrived the girl was dead. The body of the girl was removed from the Osio home to the home of her parents at 758 Emmett street by Undertaker Freeman. Coroner Muller had been notified and he will be over this morning on the first train to hold an inquest. Miss Ollason was a very estimable and popular young lady. For over a year she has been employed in the Williams candy store in Pacific Grove. She was a native of Monterey and attended the public schools here. The girl had a large number of friends who will be shocked to hear of her sudden death. She had never complained of being ill. She left the Grove about 6 o'clock and came directly to this city.

Monterey Daily Cypress
June 6, 1908

Inquest On Girl's Death
Miss Ollason Died of Valvular Disease of the Heart

An inquest into the cause of the death of Agnes Ollason was held yesterday by Coroner Muller. A number of witnesses were examined, among them Harry Manfell, who first reached the side of the girl when she fell, and Drs. Lillie and McAuley, who were called to attend her. The doctor testified that death was due to valvular disease of the heart, and the coroner's jury returned such a verdict. The funeral of the girl will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Presbyterian Church. Miss Ollison was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Besides her father and mother she leaves a sister, Mrs. Charles Eagleston, and three young brothers.