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Death of Mr. [Nehemiah M.] Tubbs

Nehemiah M. Tubbs, one of our leading citizens, superintendent of the new college buildings at Langston and Tonkawa, died suddenly at the Okla. Hotel, in Guthrie, at some time Tuesday night of heart failure.
Mr. Tubbs was an old soldier and incurred disabilities in the army. Just prior to his death his pension had been increased to $10 per month. About one year ago he fell from the roof of the Sante Fee Bank building then in process of construction, and incurred fractures of both legs which permanently disabled him and caused him constant pain which he bore with great fortitude.
Mr. Tubbs was considered one of the most competent builders in the territory and the impress of his skill is to be found in many of the bank buildings and other prominent structures of Oklahoma City and elsewhere.
He went to Langston Monday, and returned to Guthrie, Tuesday. At six o'clock he ate a hearty supper and retired early, in the best of health. He was in the habit of leaving the city on some of the early trains, and when he did not appear for breakfast nothing was thought of it.
A meeting of the board of regents of the Langston school was scheduled for the afternoon, at which meeting Mr. Tubbs was expected to be present and take part in the business. He did not come and a messenger was sent to the hotel to ascertain his whereabouts. The porter wen up to his room and found the door locked. The lock was broken and when entering the room it was found that Mr. Tubbs was dead, evidently expiring some time during the night. The body was discolored, death having come early in the night. Nothing could be found in the room that would indicate other than the deceased came to hi death by heart disease.
He leaves a widow and several children to mourn his loss. The city also loses one of its most valuable citizens.
The funeral took place this Friday at 2 o'clock at the Christian Church.
From the Republican News Journal, 4 April 1902
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