WALPOLE, N.H. -- A New Hampshire man who sent a letter to The New York Times pointing out errors in his great-uncle's obituary is surprised to see the newspaper corrected the record -- 112 years later.
Daniel Schwenk, a retired dentist in Walpole, says he wrote a lighthearted letter last month "as sort of a tongue-in-cheek thing" seeking to correct the death notice for Navy Lt. Milton K. Schwenk, who died in 1899.
The obituary had his first name as Melton. It had the wrong dates for his years at the United States Naval Academy and his family's hometown and state also were wrong.
Schwenk says that through the process he learned that his great-uncle has some descendants that he hopes to meet some day.
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