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Front page March 31, 1915: Memory lapse blamed for grocer's disappearance

Among the local news on the day's front page:

"Travels week not knowing where and who he was"

"Aphasia, or lapse of memory, has developed in Buffalo in the case of Earl C. Gillett, 34 years old, grocer, at 251 Virginia street, who left his home March 19 and was not heard from until last Saturday, when he telegraphed from Scranton, Pa., he was on his way home. He arrived Saturday night and is now under the care of a Buffalo specialist.

"According to a statement made at his store today, Mr. Gillett has been troubled with an abscess in his ear. Little was thought of the growth, and he appeared in his usual health while about his business.

"A week ago last Saturday he suddenly dropped out of sight. He had been around the store in the morning but before noon walked out and no trace of him could be found."

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March 31 1915

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