Date of Death: 18 Dec 1909
Subject: Isaac H. DeCoursey (or Decourcy)
Source: St. Joseph News-Press, 18 Dec 1909, p. 1
I. H. Decoursey, a carpenter, was stricken with apoplexy at the Burris & Windish livery barn, 1926 Frederick avenue, at 10 o'clock this forenoon, and died while he was being carried to Mrs. Mary Ferguson's boarding house, 1928 Colhoun street, where he had been living for the last eight months.
DeCoursey was sixty-four years old and his home is in Savannah, where he has a wife and four children. He had been employed in St. Joseph by the J. C. O'Hair Construction Company, but did not go to work this morning on account of feeling badly.
DeCoursey went into the livery barn where he sat in the office and talked with the employes of the place. After he had been there about a half an hour, he suddenly rose from his chair and pitched forward. Several men were in the room when he fell and they carried him to his boarding house. Coroner C. F. Byrd was notified and views the body. He decided that the cause of death was apoplexy.
The surviving children range in age from seven to fifteen years. The body was removed to an undertaking establishment and will probably be sent to Savannah for burial.