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1912

THE GACKLE REPUBLICAN - DEATHS

 

12 JAN 1912 "School Teacher Frozen To Death Last Week"
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Fredonia, Jan 5, 2p.m.-The body of Ada Steie, the school teacher who was frozen to death near here last night, has been found by a party of searchers on the south side of the railroad track about a half mile east of town.

The unfortunate young girl was engaged in teaching a school two and one-half miles north of Fredonia and boarded at the home of John Haag, a farmer living one-half mile south of the school house.

At the approach of the storm she dismissed school early and all of her twenty-seven pupils reached home safely, but she probably remained to attend to some work. She left the school house in the intense storm and lost her way in trying to find her boarding place and perished.

John Haag searched for nearly all night and in morning several searching parties went out to find her. It is she traveled about four miles.

Miss Steie was about nineteen years of age, a charming and popular young lady. She resided with her parents southwest of Napoleon for the past ten years. Her parents were returning from South Dakota after attending the funeral of a relative and did not know the fate of their daughter until the train [unreadable], Fredonia a few minutes after body had been found.

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15 MAR 1912
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Our sympathy is extended to Mr. M. C. Osman of Lehr who have, in the past few weeks, lost three children from the dreadful disease, scarlet fever. The last two boys died Feb. 7th and 9th, aged 7 years and 1 year.

5 APR 1912 - Front Page "Ritola's Infant Child Died"
*  Mr. and Mrs. August Ritola are grieved over the loss of their 16 month old infant child which passed away Thursday of last week. The little one was sick but a few days from teeth trouble and has now gone in its innocence to the Heaven above. The funeral services were held Sunday and the remains laid to rest in the Finnish cemetery seven miles south.
     The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the whole community in their time of sorrow. [Nannie Elizabeth Ritola]

5 APR 1912 - Front Page "Funeral of Pioneer"
"Remains of H.Z Murray Laid to Rest in Riverside Cemetery."

From Aberdeen Weekly News - On Thursday, March 19 at the age of 84 years Henry Z. Murray died in this city, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Reynolds. Mr. Murray's death is the culmination of a long life well spent in toil and in overcoming natural hardship. As pioneer, soldier and private citizen he was highly respected by an unusually large circle of friends.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and presided over by Rev. C.H. Burrows. The W.R.C. and G.A.R. were present in full force.

Henry Z. Murray was born in Canandaigua, New York on November 22, 1827, going from there to Wisconsin in 1843 at the age of 17, being one of that state. In 1883 he came to South Dakota. For twenty years he made his home in Carlisle township, but in the spring of 1903 he moved to Aberdeen.

While in Wisconsin, Mr. Murray, in 1864, enlisted in Co. H. of the Wisconsin 5lst Infantry, and shortly after his enlistment was made a corporal. He received his honorable discharge from the army in 1865 at Madison, Wis., and retired with the thousands of others, to private life. While in Wisconsin he was occupied for a time as one of the horseback mail carriers of the government.

He was united in marriage on April 15, 1856, to Mary Melissa Hayes, at Springfield, Wis. In 1904 his wife died, and since that time he has been making his home with a son at Bath, and with one of his children at Aberdeen. Mr. Murray was for nineteen years the postmaster of the little post office which marked the intersection of two stage routes and which has since been moved to Wetonka, S.D.

Mr. Murray leaves four children, namely: C.H. Murray of Carlisle township, Mrs. R.F. Heflen of Gackle, N.D., Mrs. J. W. Reynolds of Aberdeen and A.J. Murray of Bath, S.D. Besides the above children, the deceased leaves twenty-one grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The children wish to express their sincere thanks for the sympathy and kindness shown them in their bereavement y the W.R.C., G.A.R. and other friends during the sickness and funeral of their father, Henry Z. Murray, deceased.

Signed: --C.H. Murray,
--A.J. Murray,
--Mrs. J.W. Reynolds,
--Mrs. R.F. Heflen.

3 MAY 1912
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Nel Sund died at his home northwest of here after an illness of several months with consumption, following an operation for appendicitis. Jake Anderson came up from Edgeley Saturday to prepare the body for shipment. Rev. Pfenning preached the funeral sermon at the home Sunday and the body was shipped Monday to Bryant, S.D., for burial. The Republican extends the sympathy of the entire community to the bereaved ones.

17 MAY 1912
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Mrs. Geo. Geigle died at her home suddenly Friday evening of last week at 6:30, from heart trouble. Geo. Geigle resides about seven miles northeast of here. The funeral was held Monday and a great many friends of the family were in attendance to pay their last respects to their friend and neighbor. The Republican extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

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26 JUL 1912 "Sudden Death"
We are called upon this week to chronicle the death of Anna Esther, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Isaacs, at the age of 7 years, 3 months, and 9 days. The death of the little one occurred at 3:30 Monday afternoon after a short illness from peritonitis.
     Everything was done for the child that could be done but to no avail.
     The funeral services were held at the Finnish-Lutheran Church southeast of town Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock and the remains were laid to rest in the church cemetery.
     The sorrowing parents and family have the sympathy of the whole community in their great loss.

29 NOV 1912 - "Mrs. Jacob Neuman Passed Away"

After Illness of Two Years,
Passed Away Saturday Morning

* Death has caused a gloom on the Jacob Neuman home in this village as well as the whole community by the passing away Saturday morning of last week.

Mrs. Neuman has been in ill health for the past two years and has been at Aberdeen for treatment and was also at Minneapolis where she underwent an operation but to no avail. She was at home but one month when the end came. She had been failing fast since last spring and in spite of the search for aid to health no good came from it.

Mrs. Neuman [Karolina Blaskowsky] was born in Russia where she was also raised, has resided north of Gackle for a number of years with her husband and family and for the past two years has been a resident of Gackle. She was 45 years old at the time of her death.

Deceased leaves a husband and nine children, five girls and four boys, to mourn her death. All of the family reside at Gackle but John, the oldest son, who resides at Watkins, Mont., who was present at the funeral.

The funeral was held from the German-Congregational Church Monday afternoon, Rev. Pfenning officiating.

The Republican extends its sincere sympathy to the bereaved family in their loss of loving wife and mother.

13 DEC 1912 - "Mrs. W. C. Howell of Alfred Passed Away"
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The community of Alfred was grieved Thursday of last week to learn of the death of Mrs. W. C. Howell after a short illness from pneumonia. Mrs. Howell had been in poor health for some time and when pneumonia set in, it was too much for her to withstand and she passed quietly away.

Mrs. Howell has been a resident of Alfred and LaMoure County for several years where she has lived with her husband and family. She died at the age of 45 years after a faithful life as wife and mother.

The remains were shipped to Missouri, her old home; for burial.

Deceased leaves a husband, one daughter and one son, with other relatives to mourn her death.

The Republican extends its sincere sympathy to the members of the family in their hour of trouble.

13 DEC 1912
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Mrs. John Anderson died at an Aberdeen hospital Saturday of last week. The remains were shipped to this place Monday and the funeral was held Thursday at the Finnish church. The remains were laid to rest at the church. The husband and family reside south of Gackle.

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