Margaret Stamm: Birth: 12 AUG 1905 in New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., New Jersey. Death: 26 DEC 1997 in 03755 Hanover, Grafton Co., New Hampshire - Issued NY
Note: The New Brunswick Daily Times, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1901 "BURGLAR AT HER BEDSIDE" COVERED HER WITH A REVOLVER AND THREATENED TO KILL HER ANOTHER THIEF LOOTED HOUSE The Thrilling Experience of Mrs. William Stamm, of 163 Trooop Avenue Mrs. William Stamm, of 163 Throop avenue, went through the thrilling experience early this morning of seeing her house robbed by one burglar while another stood at her bedside with a drawn revolver and threatened to blow her brains out if she uttered a single cry or protest. She was in the house with her small children only at the time, as her husband, who has a bottling establishment on Ryder's Lane, on the road to Milltown, had spent the night there. It was a quarter to 4 o'clock when Mrs. Stamm was awakened and horrified to see a tall man standing at her bedside and aiming a revolver at her head. She knows the time as her alarm clock had been set for 3:45 o'clock and it struck as she opened her eyes. As she did this the the burglar thrust the revolver even nearer her face and in the gruffest tones possible told her that if she gave a single scream he would blow her head off. To frightened to make a noise Mrs. Stamm was unable to do anything but remain quiet, and the burglar turning toward an open window was heard to say "The coast is clear." Instantly a second man climbed into the room, and while the first stood guard with the gun the other went through the bureau drawers and closets, taking a varied assortment of articles as booty. From one of the drawers he took three five and five one-dollar bills and a bank book, a gold ring set with a black stone in which was the letter S made of chip diamonds. There was also taken from the closets a white bed spread, four pillow cases, two pairs of embroidered pillow shams, a black serge skirt and two white shirts. After searching awhile longer the investigating burglar remarked to his companion that he guessed he had all that there was to get there and picking up the several articles he passed through the window. The man with the gun followed, keeping it leveled at Mrs. Stamm until he was out of the room. The window by which they entered was in the second story and conveniently near a shed up which the burglars had climbed. When the men had left, Mrs. Stamm recovered sufficiently from her shock to arouse her children and gave an alarm. By that time the burglars had made their escape. The house robbed is not very far from where several houses entered early on last Saturday morning. Mrs. Stamm describes one of the men being tall and stout, wearing a full beard which might have been false. He was probably 45 years old. The other man was short, young and had a clean shaven face. The robbery was reported to the police this morning and Chief Harding at once detailed Patrolman McCann to take charge of it. MRS. WILLIAM STAMM Mrs. Margaret Stamm, 83, died yesterday in her home at 163 Throop Ave. Widow of William Stamm, she was born in this city and was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothea Herbert Banker. Mrs. Stamm was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church. Her survivors are three sons, William of North Brunswick, Louis R. of this city, and Frank W. of Edison; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Young of this city, and Mrs. Robert N. Stevens of Paris, France; one brother, Fred Banker of this city; a sister, Mrs. Loretta B. Newton of Old Bridge; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Quackenboss Funeral Home, 156 Livingston Ave., with the Rev. Kenneth Shirk in charge. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
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