Author of Many Books Believed to Be Heart Attack Victim
Joe Chisholm, 61 years of age, old-time Arizona newspaper man and the author of a score of books, was found dead yesterday, the victim of a heart attack.
Chisholm's body was found at the bottom of a flight of stairs in an assaying laboratory at 771 S. San Julian St, where he had been employed as a night watchman. He apparently was stricken as he started down the stairs, and fell to the bottom.
GASH ON HEAD
A deep gash was cut in his head as a result of the fall. Broken in health and depleted in fortune, the man who collaborated with Al Cohn, now Collector of Customs, in writing "Take the Witness", the life story of Earl Rogers, Los Angeles criminal lawyer, had lived in obscurity in recent months.
The job of night watchman was given to him by John Herman, assayist, a friend of Arizona days.
In addtion to "Take the Witness", Chisholm and Cohn also collaborated on "Gun Notches", a novel of early Arizona mining camps.
At one time Chisholm was employed on the Bisbee (AZ) Review, and for a time edited and managed a string of newspapers for an Arizona mining corporation. He was at one time mentioned as a possible candidate for Governor of Arizona.
(Info on funeral services), burial at Valhalla Memorial Park.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Ruth Chisholm of 319 Palm Dr, Beverly Hills.