RIPKE, Louise c1835-1898
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 10/21/2020 at 17:41:13
Woman Killed at Cedar Falls.
Cedar Falls, Jan. 10.—Mrs. John Ripke was instantly killed yesterday morning on her way to church. The horse she was driving became frightened by the rattling of a buggy behind it and ran away, Mrs. Ripke's head coming in contact with an electric light pole with such force as to cause instant death. Mrs. Ripke was 60 years of age and had a large family.
Source: Decorah Republican Jan. 13, 1898 P 3 C 2
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows this was Louise and that her gravestone in Greenwood Cemetery shows she was 63 years old.
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