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Hancock, Alice 1902-1908


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 3/1/2013 at 10:53:18

Note the conflict as to the surname of this child in the death notices. An explanation by Richard O'Brien follows.


Child Choked To Death.

A deplorable accident occurred this morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dell Brainard in Post Township, east of the Harvey Clark place, on Yellow River, at about nine o'clock. With a smaller child their little six year old daughter, Alice, was playing about the yard unobserved by their parents who were busy with the mornings work. It seems Alice had climbed into a boxelder tree and evidently slipped or lost her balance and fell, and in falling the fascinater she had wrapped about her head and neck caught on a limb of the tree and formed a noose about the neck and choking her to death, life being extinct when she was found in this position by the parents. The sincere sympathy of all is with the sorrowing family and relatives, whose heads are bowed with a grief almost to great to bear.

Source: Postville Review, Fri., 24 Apr. 1908.

Submitter is not related.


Posted By: Diana Diedrich
Date: 11/14/2005

The little grand-daughter of Dell Brainard met an untimely death by strangulation last Friday. She was climbing in a tree and in some way was caught in such a manner that death resulted. The funeral services were held Sunday.

Source: The Waukon Standard, April 30, 1908 Pg7


Posted By: Richard O'Brien
Date: 3/1/2013

Alice Brainard or Alice Hancock. There is a record in the Allamakee Death Records for Alice Hancock who was born 1902 Mar 18 and died 1908 Apr 24.

Minert Cemetery has a gravestone for a Alice Hancock 1902-1908.

Father, John Nicholas Hancock 1876-1954

Mother, Bessie (Brainard) Hancock Hammon 1884-1966 Bessie was married twice and is buried beside her second husband Charles Hammon in Minert cemetery. The father of Bessie (Brainard) Hancock Hammon was Adelbert Monroe Lord 'Del' Brainard 1862-1917. He also is buried Minert cemetery.

The Woodmansee book lists a Alice Hancock in Minert Cemetery 1902-1908 Apr 24 Funeral handled by Harris Funeral Home.


Allamakee Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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