Cleveland, OH Launch BUTTERFLY Sinking, Sept 1904

Death Ended Vacation.

Max Hurtig, One of Lake Erie’s Victims, Came to Cleveland to Rest.

While neither Julius B. nor Max Hurtig was a Clevelander by birth, the former had made this city his home for the last ten years, and the latter had practically decided to make Cleveland his permanent headquarters. He traveled for a New York jobbing house and had been in Cleveland about three weeks on his vacation when he met his death in the waters of Lake Erie. Max, the traveling man, lived in New York, with is father.

Neither of the two brothers was married. Julius was thirty two years of age his brother was twenty-nine. Their mother has been dead several years. The father, Hurtig Sr., lives in New York, as does another brother. A fourth brother lives somewhere in the west. Telegrams have been sent to him there in order that through him the dead boys’ family may be notified. Just where in New York the father and brother live is not known here.

Julius B. Hurtig was a mechanical engineer of ability and promise. At the time of his death he was in charge of the construction department of the Garry Steel & Iron Co. Hid education was obtained in a Cincinnati university. Hurtig had numberless friends in the professional, business and social worlds of this and several other cities. In Cleveland, for the past three years, he had made his home with Mrs. A.H. Kinnard of No. 25 Kenwood street, where he boarded and roomed. Mrs. Kinnard was greatly affected by the young man’s sad fate.

“We regarded him almost like a member of the family,” she said yesterday. “I went down to the yacht club with the boys Saturday night. They were going to go to Rocky River, stay there all evening and start early Sunday morning for a two weeks’ cruise. Julius Hurtig had quite a bit of money with him, besides some valuable jewelry, among which was the diamond which his dead mother had given him. The boys were calculating on an enjoyable time.”

Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH 5 Sept 1904