From The Oakland Tribune, 11 January 1901
He Worked at Metropole.
James Kearney, for many years employed as a pantryman at the Hotel Metropole, died suddenly Wednesday evening at the Germania House. He had been ill for sometime, and, Wednesday evening when his condition became alarming, Dr. Herrick was called for; but before the latter arrived death had claimed Kearney. He was a native of Dublin, Ireland, and a widower, over 75 years old. An autopsy and inquest will be held.