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Newsom, Edna M. (Brumm) 1883 - 1907


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/11/2019 at 01:04:40

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 10 Oct. 1907. Garnavillo column.

Edna M. Brumn was born in Garnavillo, Iowa, February 10, 1883. She grew to womanhood here, graduating from the Garnavillo high school in 1899. After graduating from the high school she taught two terms of school, one in the Buck Creek district and one in the Puecker district near Elkport. In the spring of 1901 she moved, with her mother and brother to Beloit, Wis., where she secured a position as telephone operator in the office of the Bell Telephone Company of that place. Early in January of 1904 the home was saddened by the death of the mother who was sick but a short time before her death.

On June 21, 1905, Miss Brumm was married to Oliver Newsom, manager of the Postal Telegraph Union offices at Beloit. In the spring of 1906 they moved to County Line, Iowa, where they resided until last spring, when they went to Port Townsend, Wash, where Mr. Newsom had charge of the Western Union Telegraph offices. Her health had been good up to the day previous to her death, when she complained of not feeling very well. This was on Saturday and on Sunday afternoon she was taken worse and a physician was called. He pronounced her ailment serious and two other physicians and a trained nurse were called at once and everything possible done to alleviate her suffering, but it was of no avail and at midnight she passed away. As soon as she was taken ill Mr. Newsom sent a telegram to her brother, Elmer Brumm, of Chicago, also one to J. F. Schumacher, of this place. Two other dispatches were sent Sunday night before her death and one immediately after, but they were delayed, all four reaching here at almost the same time.

Mr. Newsom began making arrangements at once to return to Iowa, and arrived last Saturday evening with the remains. A short service conducted by the Hon. J. O. Crosby, was held at the J. F. Schumacher residence at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, after which funeral services, conducted by Rev. Braun, were held at St. Paul's church Sunday afternoon after which interment took place in the new cemetery.

The funeral was largely attended and there were many floral offerings.

The deceased was loved by all here for her kind and loving disposition and her death has cast a gloom over the entire community.

Besides the husband she leaves to mourn her loss one brother Elmer, who is employed in the counting house of Marshall Field at Chicago, her aunts, Mrs. A. Ingwersen and Mrs. J. F. Schumacher, of this place, Mrs. Nieter, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Mrs. Burmeister, of Adair, Iowa, her uncles, Emil Brumm, of Emmetsburg, Iowa, Wm. Brumm, of Muncie, Ind., Jo. Sigg, of Lincoln, Neb., and Geo. Sigg, of Charles City, Iowa, and other relatives and many friends.

(Note: The surname Brumn/Brumm was spelled both ways in the article, as presented.)


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