Seldom has this community received such a shock as when the directful message came shortly before noon on June 1st that our honored citizen, M. J. Coolbaugh, had passed away suddenly at the Research hospital in Kansas City. He had left for an operation, but in full expectation that he would return within a month, recovered from the bladder trouble that had developed shortly before, and which was not considered by his physicians very serious. The immediate cause of this was not directly due to his trouble, though contributing in some measure to the collapse that came with such haste. There had been no operation yet on the morning of his demise, as he was sitting up and with great pleasure welcomed his son, Chas., who had just arrived from Stockton. A blood test was taken and while there he was suddenly stricken and in a very short time had ceased to breathe. A blood clot or hemorrhage near the heart had occurred. He had had an attack of flu some weeks ago, which greatly weakened him and he had recently had his teeth drawn. Morris Coolbaugh was a man of ready sympathy and kindly impulses toward all mankind, which he carried out in every relation, public or private, domestic or social. He was indeed part of the community of life, and his going is generally considered a calamity, for his hearty cooperation can no more be given. He was faithful and devoted in his religious life, a constant church and Sunday School attendant, and a supporter of all their activities. Mr. Coolbaugh was a member of the Stockton Congregational Church and a valued deacon at the time of his death at the age of 59 years, seven months and 25 days.