Paralytic Stroke Fatal.
Richard Ketchum died at his home in Westport at eight o’clock Monday night. His death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which came home upon him at 2 o’clock Sunday morning and rendered him unconsious until he succumbed. Mr. Ketchum was a veteran of the civil war and was a highly respected citizen. His wife, four sons and two daughters survive him.
-Greensburg Daily News, pg. 7, January 8, 1904.
A wonderful memorial with photographs can be found for Richard Ketchum at FindAGrave.com. He is buried at the Old Westport Cemetery.