Hoboken, New Jersey
Death of Emil Feiss
Hoboken, N. J., Aug. 14. — Emil Feiss, who formerly conducted a jewelry store at 213 Washington St., Hoboken, and who has been in the Morris Plains Insane Asylum since last December as the result of a blow on the head, inflicted by thieves who attacked him in his store, died there yesterday. Death was caused, according to the certificate given by the physicians at the insane asylum, by tuberculosis of the lungs, although it is believed that the man’s death was hastened by the blow which rendered him insane.
John O’Shaughnessy, together with two companions, entered Feiss’ store last winter for the purpose of robbery. Pretending to be desirous of making a purchase, O’Shaughnessy struck Feiss over the head with a hammer when the jeweler stooped over to get some articles out of one of the cases. The blow affected the jeweler’s brain, and he was removed shortly afterward to the State Hospital for the Insane at Morris Plains.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 16th August 1911