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Howard Owen 1904-1918


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 8/29/2010 at 00:10:31

Howard Owen
The friends of Howard Owen, the 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Owen, were deeply grieved and shocked to hear of his sudden death Monday, January 14, at the home of his parents one mile north of this city. He had been sick only two days when the end came. Death was caused by cerebro-mennengitis. The little fellow attended school on Friday preceding his death and was apparently in the best of health. He went about his work as usual after school hours. About noon Saturday, he commenced to complain of not feeling well and acted as though he were coming down with an attack of the lagrippe. He grew rapidly worse and the end came Monday afternoon.

Howard was one of those lovable little fellows that twine themselves about the hearts of all who know them. His was a sunny and bright disposition, and he was never so happy as when he was doing something for someone else, and was always on the lookout for some act of kindness that he might do. He will be missed from the school room where he was a favorite with his playmates and teacher.

Howard was born at Parkersburg, Iowa, March 17, 1904, being at the time of his death 13 years, 9 months and 28 days old. He moved with his parent to Emmet county in March, 1908.

Funeral services were held at his home Wednesday afternoon, January 16th, at two o’clock and interment made in the Oak Hill cemetery. The out of town relatives in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Owen’s father, A. J. Stephens, of Northwood, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Wilson and son of Parkersburg, Iowa, Mrs. Martin Peterson of Kelsey, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stephens, of Clarksville, Iowa, P. Newburn, of Greene, Iowa, and Mrs. J. H. Baker of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their bright little son. The little life, while not with us long, accomplished its mission and is now safely at rest in that bright land where sorrow and parting are unknown. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, January 16, 1918)

The funeral services for Howard Owen, the thirteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen, were held this afternoon and the remains laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery, the young man having passed away at his home on last Saturday [January 14, 1918]. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, January 16, 1918)


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