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1909

THE GACKLE REPUBLICAN - DEATHS

 

19 FEB 1909
* Mrs. Fred Gonst died at her home South of town Wednesday evening at 10 o'clock after an illness of only a short time the direct cause of her death is unknown. The funeral took place at the German Luthern Church Friday afternoon the interments was made in the Luthern Cemetery.

5 MAR 1909 - STREETER TWINKLES
* Marry Graff the oldest daughter of Theo. Graff died a week ago Thursday with pneumonia.

5 MAR 1909 - STREETER TWINKLES
* Rev. Finkbiner's little three year old son died of croup last Saturday morning. His oldest boy has also been very low with diphtheria.

5 MAR 1909 - LOCAL ITEMS
* Rev. Wacker went to Streeter Monday to conduct a funeral service for one of Rev. Finkbiner's little boys who died Saturday.

12 MAR 1909
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The death of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Elhards twin baby boy occured Tuesday March 9th after a short illness. The Funeral was held from the German Congergational church at Gackle Thursday afternoon. Rev. Wacker conducting the ceremony. The interment was make in the Gackle Cemetary. The Republican joins the host of friends in extending their sympathy in the loss of their son.

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2 APR 1909 - MONT PLEASANT
*  The death of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Otto's little baby girl occurred last Thursday the funeral was held from the German Congergational church at Mt. Pleasant.

30 APR 1909
* Mrs. Geo. Geigle 1/2 miles South West of Gackle died Wednesday morning, the writer has been unable to learn the cause of her sudden death at this writing.

14 MAY 1909 STREETER TWINKLES
* Sam Clundts oldest child was burried last week, it died of Scarlet fever.

14 MAY 1909
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The infant baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Con Ryan died last Saturday. [Born May 3, 1909]

14 MAY 1909 STREETER TWINKLES
* Frank Huffman [Hoffman] died of heart disease his body was shipped to S. D. for burriel.

21 MAY 1909 - MONT PLEASANT
* We were very much pained to hear about the death of Frank Hoffman of heart-disease, who lived about five miles northwest of Streeter. Mr. Hoffman came here about six years ago from neat Aberdeen S. D. where he lived a number of years. He was well liked by all who new him and kind and loving to his family. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss.

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4 JUN 1909 STREETER TWINKLES
* MR. Klingman's only daughter died of Scarlet Fever last week.

25 JUN 1909
* Word received here Saturday that Mrs. John Weber died Friday evening June 18th at 6 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Weber have lived in our vicinity about five years till about one year ago they moved to Underwood N. D. where they have lived up to this time.  Mrs was well known to a large circle of friends by whom she was held in very high esteem.

16 JUL 1909 FRONT PAGE
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"A Body of a Boy Found"

While John J. Doyle of this place was driving over the prairies with a landseeker near Burnstad last Friday afternoon, he discovered in a field about three quarters of a mile from any home the body of George Klein, a 17-year-old boy, who was living near Burnstad with his uncle Jacob Klein.

The body was found in a kneeling position with the head bent forward and touching the ground. The authorities at Napoleon were notified and the sheriff and coroner went to the scene and secured the remains and took them to Napoleon where a coroners inquest will be held.

It was reported that the boy disappeared on Tuesday of last week and that he had not been seen since until the finding of his body by Mr. Doyle.

There are rumors that a large wound was found in the back of the head and although the body was badly decomposed there were evidence of other bruises on the body which could not have been self inflicted. This would indicate that the young lad met with foul play

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3 SEP 1909
* While we go to press we learn the sad news that little Miss Grasie Mackin died suddenly Friday morning at Leads N.D. Harry Mackin left this afternoon for that place.

10 SEP 1909 
* "Among The Angels"
Little Grasie Mackin Is Called From The Trials And Temptations of This World

On Friday, September 3rd Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mackin of this village, were called upon to mourn the taking away of their little daughter Grasie, by the grim had of death. The little one had been ill only a short time and although everything known to medical skill and the loving care of parents and friends were employed in her behalf. Her pure childish spirit passed peacefully to a better land, an eternal realm, where the trials and tribulations of this realm are not known.

Grasie Mackin was born in Hecla, So. Dak., Feb. 8, 1905. She was a bright and cheerful little child and a great comfort to her parents. She was a universal favorite among her little companions and many little heart in Gackle today is filled with sadness on account of her death. The funeral services were held at leads, Sunday morning. The remains of the little one were then consigned to their last resting place in the cemetery.

Death under any circumstance is sad indeed, but the taking of a bright, young and pure life seems doubly so. However, an omnipotent power guides our destinies, and all is for the best. While little Grassie's life on this earth was of a few short years duration. She is now enjoying the happiness of the celestial home which God has prepared for her. Her friends and parents will greatly feel her loss. While her merry innocent laughter and sunny disposition, beginning with all the brightness and playfulness of childhood on this earth have been stilled forever, she is even more happy in the white-winged surroundings of her eternal home. While her parents and little playmates are deprived of their cheerful companionship, her memory will remain fresh in their minds forever.

10 SEP 1909 "OBITUARY"
* At 8:30 on Monday morning, September 6th, occurred the death of Ralph Ervin Lehr, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Lehr. The little one had been ill for a few days, and everything known to medical skill was administered, but to no avail. The funeral was held from the home at this place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Wacker, officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Gackle cemetary west of town.

The republican joins the host of friends of this young couple in extending their heartfelt sympathy.

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22 Oct 1909
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Monday morning death came to release one of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Schweinfort's little baby boys from the life of suffering, the funeral took place on Wednesday when the little one was laid to rest in itís last resting place. The sympathy of all is extended to the parents in this bereavement.

12 NOV 1909 FRONT PAGE - "OBITUARY"
* Mr. John Mitleader died at his home west of town Sunday morning the direct cause of his death being consumption.

The funeral was held from the German Congergational Church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Vogel of Kulm conduction the ceremony and interment was made in the Congergational Cemetery.

He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss.

31 DEC 1909 - FRONT PAGE
"THE KELLY FUNERAL"

* Last Rites Performed For Fargo Boxer This Afternoon - Buried in Riverside

The funeral services for W. E. Kelly, the Fargo barber and boxer who died I Minneapolis from injuries received when he was struck by a street car, was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from 713 Seventh Street North. The services were performed by Rev. H. G. Leonard of the First M. E. Church. There were a large number of Mr. Kelley's many friends in attendance who took this way of paying their last respects to him. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery by Funeral Director Dougherty.--Fargo Forum

Mr. Kelly was one of the former citizens of Gackle, and this repot will be sad news to his many friends in this locality.

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