30 May 1903
St. Louis, May 30.
Leaving an estate estimated to exceed $100,000, Dr. Francis Tumblety, 82, is dead at St. John's Hospital. No relative or intimate friend was at his bedside. Legacies of $10,000 each to Cardinal Gibbons and Archbishop Ireland for charitable purposes were among his bequests. Dr. Tumblety was suffering from valvular disease of the heart. He came to the hospital under the assumed name of Mr. Townsend. He was unmarried. He amassed a fortune as an advertising physician 40 or 50 years ago, when that line of medical practice was rare. Dr. Tumblety refused absolutely to tell anything about his life or relatives.