Louis Rhead Obituary
This Louis Rhead Obituary was printed by the same newspaper the Rhead had penned and contributed for decades earlier. His range was from fly Fishing the Gentleman’s Trout to landing the Gamy Black Bass and wrestling the Muskie from the deep. Rhead was born in England in 1857 and would pass in 1926 at the age of 69. Rhead lived a life befitting of his talents, how ironic or apropos was it then “Nature” something that gave Rhead purpose, subject and a foundation of which to use for inspiration would ultimately be mentioned in the casualty of his death. For Rhead, nature, and the species it’s cast of characters within, would provide a lifes study, a lifes work. Rhead was an artist in the true purest sense, for his expressions were not only displayed and read during his life, but generations after his death. From Children to Anglers to Naturalists the subject and audience & world would benefit.
Fight with Turtle Hastened Death of Louis Rhead
Heart Attack Followed Over Exertion by Noted Amityville Angler-Artist
Louis Rhead, widely known as an artist and angler, died suddenly of heart disease at his home here yesterday. It is believed that overexertion brought on the heart attack that caused his death.
Mr. Rhead , formerly a Brooklyn-ite, took up fishing as a hobby. It came to be one of his greatest interests and he wrote two books on trout “American Trout Stream Insects” and “Fishermen’s Lures and Trout Stream Insects”. He selected Amityville as the spot for the pursuit of his studies of fish and aquatic insects.
About two weeks ago, Mr. Rhead set out to capture a large turtle which had been devastating his trout ponds at his place, Seven Oaks. The turtle put up a stubborn fight after it was hooked and although Mr. Rhead was successful in landing it he was completely exhausted. A short time afterword he suffered a heart attack.