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Fight between elderly room-mates in the New York City Almshouse results in death

New York City and Brooklyn, 1850s
08/03/1860
A fight between two elderly residents of New York City's almshouse on Blackwell's Island resulted in the death of sixty year-old Lorenzo Faber.  During an argument about leaving the door open, Faber's room-mate, seventy-two year-old William Santey, responded to a punch from Faber with several return blows with a stick.  Faber collapsed and died of what the coroner said was congestion of the lungs.  Santey was held for the Grand Jury.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
"Fatal Affray Between Old Men in the Almshouse," New York Times, August 7, 1860 

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