16 November 2010

Tribune Tuesday: Severely Beaten

From: The Oakland Tribune, 18 August 1904

Charles P. Tye is Laid At Rest in Grave

The funeral of Charles P. Tye, the prize figher who lately went insane through the effects of a fight and afterward died, was held to-day from the parlors of a local undertaking establishment. The funeral was conducted under the auspices of Oakland Aerie No. 7, Order of Eagles.

Tye leaves a widow, Mrs. Lucie Tye, and two children, Frank and Charles Tye.

The deceased was well known in local sporting circles. He was by trade a butcher, but previous to engaging in that occupation he had made a record as a prize fighter. During the butcher's strike he resigned from his union and went back to his old profession of pugilism. A fight in Dietz Hall, the opera house, in which he was severely beaten, resulted first in his losing his reason, and afterwards his life.

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