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Miss Ellen Kathinka Ellefson-Torkop 1892-1905


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 5/25/2009 at 18:59:54

Miss Ellen Kathinka Ellefson-Torkop

Waukon Standard
February 9, 1905

---It becomes our painful duty also to record the death of Miss Ellen Kathinka, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Ellefson --Torkop -- living on section 2 in the northeastern part of Paint Creek township, Allamakee county, at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, February 1st, of bronchitis complicated with other ailments which had extended over a period of several years. All that loving hands and medical skill could do was done to alleviate her sufferings and it was the earnest hove (sic) of all that she might be spared, but it was not to be as fate had otherwise decreed. When death comes to one who has lived the allotted span of life of three score years and ten death seems but a natural course of events, but when the angel of death makes an intrusion in a family circle and removes one in the spring time of life and bloom of youth, then we fail to comprehend the mysterious and inscrutable ways of the omnipotent power. That death loves a shining mark was true also in this instance. Tinka was an obedient and loving girl and fond of her books. She always led in morning and evening prayer, being of a profoundly pious nature. She was deeply beloved by her teacher, Miss Augusta Gilbertson, and her school-mates in the Storla school, who manifested their esteem of her by taking up a collection among themselves and procured a beautiful floral cross from John A. Salzer, the LaCrosse floriculturist, which bedecked the beautiful white casket. She was born February 3, 1892, and lacked two ...... [my copy is cut off here]

Contributed by E. R.; submitted by M. D.
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