Merced Express
Saturday, April 15, 1905

Sam Applegate Dead

Sam Applegate, one of the old citizens of Merced, died at his home in West Merced Thursday last at the age of 54 years. Mr. Applegate was a native of Ohio and has resided in Merced for twenty years or more. His death was caused from dropsy.

Sam Applegate has been a familiar person around town for years. He was a butcher by calling and was for a long while in the employ of Sawyer Bros. of the Pioneer Meat Market, Main street, but the last five or six years has followed the business of a tamale manufacture and his wagon could be seen on the coroner of Main and Canal streets nearly every night in the year. Sam was a law abiding citizen and his friends regret to learn of his death. He leaves a wife but no children. The funeral will take place today from his late residence,


Transcribed by Alma Stone