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BRUCE St. CLAIR LINGLE (1858-1908)


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 10/8/2019 at 20:24:12

Bruce Lingle Is Taken Suddenly By Grim Reaper
Was Apparently Well on Way to Recovery When the Sudden Summons Came
The Democrat is again called upon to record the death of a well known and highly esteemed citizen of the county, Bruce St. Clair Lingle, who passed away very suddenly at his farm home northwest of the city Monday. His death was very sudden and all together unexpected.
Mr. Lingle had been sick with typhoid fever and was getting along nicely. Family and friends were pleased at his apparent rapid recovery and he himself was cheerful and anxiously awaiting the day when he would be a well man again. Joking with a friend in the forenoon, he said he wouldn't be any good for the Farmer's Institute but would be alright for the 4th of July.
Shortly after noon, he complained of a cramp in one of his legs and in a few moments complained of feeling queer and asked his wife for a little brandy. She got the stimulant quickly and gave it to him and as she laid his head down, he gave a little gasp and it was all over. Physicians were hastily summoned but their services were of no avail.
The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, born in that state March 13, 1858. He was united in marriage with Jilla Knox, October 4, 1881. Besides his wife, there are six children to mourn, also his mother and three sisters.
In all ways Bruce Lingle was a splendid fellow, a kind and generous husband and father and a good neighbor. His untimely taking off is an occasion for sorrow among many friends.
The remains were brought to the Presbyterian Church at 9:30 this morning and funeral services were held at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Geo Long.

Source: The Semi-Weekly Democrat (Cherokee, IA) Thursday, January 30, 1908, Pg 1


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