Merced Express, May 20, 1893

Of Ex-Supervisor John A. Montgomery
 at His Home Near Snelling

The people of Merced county will be surprised to hear of the death of Ex-Supervisor John A. Montgomery, which occurred at his residence in Snelling on Thursday evening last, at 11 o'clock. The news of his death was received in Merced with universal express of regret, and the Flag was at once placed at half mast on the flag staff at the court house in respect in his memory. The Facts relating to his death are very meager, and the only information that we obtained was that he was thrown from a cart about a week ago and that he died from the injuries that he received. Dr. E. S. O'Brien was called from Merced for consultation Thursday afternoon, but up to the time of going to press, the doctor had not returned.

John A. Montgomery was the eldest son of the late Hon. John Milton Montgomery, who in 1875 was State Senator from this district. He was born at Snelling, in this county, in 1860, and was 33 years of age at the time o his death. He was raised and educated in the town of Snelling, and in 1882 purchased a farm of 130 acres and began giving his attention to the culture of fruits, in which business he was very successful.  In November, 1884, he was elected Supervisor on the Democratic ticket and in November, 1888, was reelected. During his eight years of a service as Supervisor he filled the office with much ability and gave general satisfaction to his constituents and the tax payers of the county.  In December, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Addie Neighbor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Neighbor, of Tuolumne county.  The fruits of this union is a son four or five months old. Mr. Montgomery was an affable and genial gentleman, and his his untimely death is much regretted by the community in which he lived, and by his many friends throughout the county. The funeral will take place from his late residence, in Snelling, tomorrow. Interment in the family plot in the Snelling cemetery.
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Died May 27, 1893 Mariposa Gazette

 MONTGOMERY- Near Snelling, Cal., May 18, 1893, John A, MONTGOMERY, a native of California, aged 32 years.

contributed by Thomas Hilk