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

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 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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