KIRKPATRICK, Edward (1879-1943)[SS# 558-09-3476] died of an apparent heart attack on San Nicolas Island. He was 63.
In the News~
April 8, 1943 [OPC]: “Man dies on nearby island. Edward Kirkpatrick, 63, reportedly dropped dead while at work on San Nicolas Island Tuesday, it was revealed here today by Coroner Ted Mayr. Kirkpatrick, whose home is in Willow Brook (near Compton) reportedly died of a heart attack. His son, Thomas Edward Kirkpatrick, was working near his father at the time of death. Mayr and S. H. Diffenderffer, local mortuary operator, traveled to Long Beach yesterday afternoon to meet the boat from the island bearing the body of the man. The man is said to have been suddenly stricken and succumbed before help arrived. An autopsy is to be held into the death late this afternoon. Death came at 1 P.M. Tuesday.”