New York Times

British Shipping and Racing Man Succumbs to Sleeping Sickness
LONDON, May 25---Captain Bower Ismay, the shipowner and racehorse fancier, died today at Hazel Beech Hall, Northamptonshire. He had been ill since Feb. 8 with sleeping sickness.

The disease, according to medical authorities, has become increasingly prevalent recently in England, especially at Birmingham, where there is said to be an epidemic and where numerous deaths have occurred.

Mr. Ismay's wife was Matilda C. Schieffelin of New York.

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(1924) CAPT. BOWER ISMAY DIES New York Times (ref: #3741, accessed 29th May 2017 01:17:14 AM) URL :

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