Clarissa Alice Uhler
Emmons M. Uhler
Easton Daily Express, Monday, December 19, 1910, page 5
I.S. Uhler Found Dead in Bath Tub
Easton Lawyer Stricken As he was About To Take His Bath
Irwin S. Uhler, a member of the Northampton county bar, was found dead in a bath tub at his home on North Fourth Street, at 9:15 last evening by his sister, Miss Edna M. Uhler, The deceased, who had been in ill health for some time, was in the 54th year of his age. He had been about the house all day and about 9 o’clock in the evening went up stairs to retire. About a quarter of an hour later Miss Uhler was attracted by a noise upstairs and made an investigation. She found her brother dead.
It is thought by the relatives and friends of the deceased that Mr. Uhler was preparing to take a bath before retiring as was his daily custom, and had been stricken with vertigo or apoplexy and fell into the tub, that was nearly filled with water. All his clothing had been removed except his drawer and his stockings. He was resting on his side when found. The clothing of the deceased that had been removed had been carefully hung up and his canes were where Mr. Uhler was accustomed to place them near the tub, when he took his bath.
The coroner made an investigation and gave a certificate of accidental death.
Mr. Uhler was a native of Forks Township. He was born at the old Uhler homestead, near the Uhler Hotel, on the 21st of May, 1857, and was a son of the late Richard and Sarah Ann Uhler. When but 13 years old, while at work in an ice house, he became chilled and the illness that followed left him a cripple for the remainder of his life. He never thereafter was able to have the full use of his limbs and was compelled to use canes to get along.
The deceased was graduated from Muhlenberg College in the class of’83. Subsequently he read law in the office of Hon. R.E. James, of this city, admitted to the membership of the Northampton County bar. At the home of his death he enjoyed a large office practice. Two brothers and a sister survive him. They are Madison V. Uhler, of Nazareth; Dr. Orentus Uhler, of Allentown and Miss Edna M. Uhler, who resided with the deceased at 49 North Fourth street, this city.
At this morning’s session of Court the formal announcement of Mr. Uhler’s death was made by E. J. Fox. After remarks by Judges Scott and Stewart, eulogistic of the deceased, Court was adjourned in respect to his memory and it was directed that a minute be made of the death.