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Jacob "Jake" Corper 1892-1918

CORPER

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/22/2010 at 20:06:37

Jacob Corper Dead of Pneumonia
Leaves a Wife and Three Small Children Had Lived Here About One Year
Jacob Corper, twenty-six years of age, died at his home on the Martinson place on the banks of school section creek, Monday [December 23, 1918] morning of pneumonia after a brief illness. He was first taken ill of influenza but later pneumonia developed. Deceased moved to Estherville about a year ago and has been employed at the Hoggett Cigar Factory, being an expert cigarmaker. Mr. Corper was right in the prime of life and the saddest part is the fact that he leaves a wife and three small children in very poor financial circumstances to mourn his untimely death. Funeral services have not yet been arranged. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, December 25, 1918)

Jacob Corper
Jake Corper who resided on one of the Chas. Martinson places on the west side, passed away on Monday last. He came over town on Friday and called on a physician. It was found he had a severe attack of the Flu. He tried to get back home but was picked up on the bridge and taken home. His case was extremely dangerous from the start. He moved here some time ago from Spirit Lake. He was a son of an old time resident of this city, a member of Ford and Corper who in the early days were manufacturers of cigars in this city. The funeral services were held today and the remains laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, December 25, 1918)


 

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