Fisk, Julius Granger
Age: 0, credited to Brandon, VTVITALS
Birth: 1828, Brandon, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI
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ACCOUNT OF A TRAGEDY
Cleveland has again had another sensation. Last night, about 6 o'clock, Jennie Droz, a daughter of a jeweler. living on the west side, came to Briggs livery stable on Bank Street, and hired a horse and buggy to go to Rocky River. That she had a bloody intent on her mind evidenced by the fact that she stopped by Powell's gun store, on Superior Street, and bought a single barreled pistol of the Wesson make. She arrived at the Cliff House about 8:30 o'clock, and sought an interview with Major Julius Fisk, the landlord, well known to all frequenters of the Rocky River House as a courteous and pleasant gentleman. She had formerly been in his employ in the capacity of a waiter girl, and she alleges that he seduced her and that from him she contacted a foul and loathsome disease which incapacitated her from any kind of work. She went to have an interview with him, and about half past nine she said to Major Fisk, in the presence of the hired man, whose name is William, "There are two girls across the river coming over here, and I am expecting a party of young gentlemen here tonight. Can't William take my horse and go to Mrs. Patchens and bring the young ladies here?" The Major answered to the affirmative and sent William over, and arriving at Patchens, was told by that gentleman that no girls had been there. On his return, he found Miss Droz standing on the piazza of the Cliff House, and as soon as he got off the buggy, she jumped and said: "I have shot him". And drove away. Going into the house, the hired man found Major Fisk sitting in a chair holding a lap dog, and gasping painfully. He rushed up to him and snatched the dog away, and asked Mr. Fisk what was the matter. He received no reply, but the wounded man continued gasping in the agonies of death. The hired man ran back to the Patchens house, and informed Mrs. Patchens what had happened, and then hurrying to return found Mr. Fisk still gasping for breath. The hired man started for town and found Dr. Cartter, who hurriedly drove to the Cliff House, but before his arrival, Mr. Fisk had died.
Democratic Press (Ravenna OH), February, 23, 1871
Courtesy of Deanna French.