Sherriff William McElroy and Dr. G.W. Sapp are investigating the sudden death of Albert Carl Todd, 50, Newark, Route 3, southwest of Utica.
According to Deputy Elmer Poff, Todd spent part of Monday at the home of a neighbor, Roy Mizer, helping him with some work.
Mrs. Todd called for her husband early in the evening and while en route to their home in an automobile he lost consciousness. She later, Poff said, drove to the home of another neighbor, Ross Rice, and it has not been determined whether Todd died as he was lifted from the car or later. However, he never regained consciousness from the time he was stricken.
Dr. Sapp said an autopsy will be held to determine the cause of death.
Todd, an employee of the Columbus postoffice for 16 years, returned to the Utica vicinity and engaged in farming less than two years ago.
The son of David and Frances (Winters) Todd, he was born June 11, 1896, in Licking county. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen (Williams) Todd and a son Donald of the home; also three brothers, Charles of Summit Station, James of Newark and William Todd of Columbus and one sister, Mrs. Sadie Neighbarger of St. Louisville.
He was a member of Masonic orders and the Scottish Rite; also Franklin Post, American Legion.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the C.C. Law funeral home and burial will be made in South Lawn cemetery.
Source: Newark Advocate, October 1, 1946.