Local man killed by gas from automobile [Alexander Grossman]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 1924, p. 5

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Alexander Grossman, 410 Washington avenue, was asphyxiated by carbon monoxide gas generated by his automobile as he was preparing to take it from his garage Monday afternoon.

Mr. Grossman went out to start the car at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and was dead when found at 8:10 o'clock that evening. lie was overcome as he sat at the wheel of the car.

Mr. Grossman had been at home during the morning and early afternoon hours on Monday. At noon he bade his daughter farewell is she left for school. Mrs. Grossman was away attending a benefit card party.

Knowing Mr. Grossman had intended going into the city late in the afternoon, Mrs. Grossman was not surprised when he failed to appear at the home at the usual dinner hour. When, however, the evening progressed and he had not arrived or telephoned, she became alarmed and notified her father who resides in the same block. A little later they found Mr. Grossman dead at the wheel of his car in the garage which adjoins the home.

Patrolman Henry Brautigan, who was traveling the streets in the vicinity of the Grossman home, was attracted by Mrs. Grossman’s hysterical cries. Arriving at the home he immediately summoned the pulmotor crew of the fire department. Help was of no avail, however, physicians having declared the man dead for several hours.

Mr. Grossman is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Grossman; his daughter, Janice; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grossman. He was a member of Oriental lodge No. 33, A. F. & A. M., and Oriental Consistory.

Funeral services were conducted from the residence Wednesday, February 13, at p. m., and burial was at Beth-El cemetery.

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15 Feb 1924
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Grossman, Alexander ; Grossman, Edith ; Grossman, Henry ; Grossman, Henry Mrs. ; Grossman, Janice
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Local man killed by gas from automobile [Alexander Grossman]