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Clara Tomina Madsen, 1904-1914


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/21/2009 at 11:31:54

Clara Tomina Madsen was born on a farm north of town on March 31, 1904, and died at her home in Ringsted, Iowa, Tuesday September 15 of inflammation and obstruction of the bowels. She was operated on June 23rd, this year for appendicitis and has never been strong since that time. Her illness really dates back to early in the spring when she was compelled to quit school on account of illness and she has not attended school since that time.

She was a sweet little girl dearly beloved by her friends, teachers and classmates, and her death was a sad blow to them. She was an excellent student and stood high in her classes. As a member of the St. Paul's Sunday school, she had a good record for attendance and was a favorite with both teachers and scholars. As a tribute to her memory the Sunday school and the Ringsted high school placed beautiful floral offerings on her coffin. And her many other friends in town and country sent many more flowers to decorate her coffin and last resting place.

She leaves to mourn her a mother and two brothers and three sisters. Her brother John, who lives in Kansas was unable to be present at the funeral as he could not arrive here in time. Her mother, who was ill at the hospital at Rochester was able to come home and attend funeral. A large number of friends of the family followed the remains to their last resting place in the St. Paul's church cemetery and Rev. P. H. Miller, pastor of the church, preached the sermon and spoke the words of comfort to the sorrowing family and friends.

Card of Thanks

We take this means of extending thanks to our kind friends and neighbors for the assistance during the illness and death of our beloved daughter and sister, and for the many beautiful floral offerings and also Rev. Miller for the words of comfort spoken in our time of sorrow. These many kindnesses will never be forgotten.

Mrs. Madsen and children.

Contributed by: Esther Tripp. Source: Unknown newspaper, September 15, 1914.


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