Ghoul News II – More Cartoonist Death Notices

Gaar Williams, 54, Cartoonist, Dies

Chicago, June 15 – Gaar Williams, 54, veteran newspaper cartoonist, who drew whimsical studies of “Just Plain Folks,” died today in Passavant Hospital after being stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage.

He died four hours after being stricken as he sat in his automobile on Michigan Boulevard with his wife and Miss Blanche Stillson, of Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements awaited word from the artist’s mother in Richmond, Ind.

Williams was the creator of the comic strip “A Strain On The Family Tie” and “Zipper,” the comic dog. Formerly a political cartoonist for the Chicago Daily News and the Indianapolis News, he reached the height of his popularity with his “Silky” comic strips of later years.

He turned to comic drawing after joining the staff of the Chicago Tribune in 1921.

C.R. Macauley Dies; Newspaper Cartoonist

New York, Nov. 24 – Charles R. Macauley, 54 years old, a well-known newspaper cartoonist, died today at St. Vincent’s Hospital from a cardiac ailment growing out of an attack of pneumonia.

Mr. Macauley served for several years as a cartoonist on the old New York World. He also worked on the Brooklyn Eagle and the New York Daily Mirror. He is credited with originating “The Big Stick” President Theodore Roosevelt was so often pictured as carrying.

Cartoonist Bronstrup Dies

San Francisco, Nov. 30 – C.A. Bronstrup, political cartoonist and a member of the San Francisco Chronicle 20 years, died today from a heart ailment.

Cartoonist Killed in Auto Crash

Cleveland, Jan. 26 – Irving S. Knickerbocker, staff artist for the Newspaper Enterprise Association here and known in the cartoon world as “Nick” [actually Knick – ed] was killed in an automobile accident here today. His car struck another car and glanced off into a telephone pole.

William A. Rogers, Cartoonist, Dead

William A. Rogers, 77, noted cartoonist, died at his home at 3331 P street northwest, early yesterday after an illness of less than a week. He was formerly on the staff of the Washington Post.

Mr. Rogers was born in Springfield, Ohio, May 23, 1854. In 1873 he began his career in New York City as an illustrator and cartoonist for the Daily Graphic. He was later on the staff of Harper’s Weekly, Harper’s Magazine, Life, St. Nicholas, Century, the New York Herald and the Washington Post. He came to Washington in 1923.

Among his personal friends Mr. Rogers numbered President Theodore Roosevelt, President Grover Cleveland and Jules Jusserand, former French ambassador to the United States. It was at the suggestion of the latter that he was made a chevalier in the French Legion of Honor for a cartoon published in the New York Herald during the World War.

Mr. Rogers is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W.W. Buckley, of Washington, and a son, Harry A. Rogers, of Wilton, Conn. Funeral services will be conducted in Springfield, Ohio, tomorrow afternoon.

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