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Robert Corrie 1885-1924


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/22/2010 at 20:10:35

Robt. Corrie Dead
Has Been a Resident of This city for Many Years. Formerly a Jeweler Here

After an illness lasting over a period of about seven years, Robt. Corrie passed away at his home on north Sixth street at three o’clock on Tuesday. He has been in critical condition for sometime past and it seemed each day would be the last for his sufferings. Some years ago Mr. Corrie was engaged in the jewelry business in this city. He married Miss Cora Godfrey while here and later they moved to Minnesota. They returned to this city to reside some four years ago. Mr. Corrie has been ill since their return here and on several occasions it was thought he could not survive his disease of the lungs.
Robert Corrie was born in Greenville, Illinois, August 7th, 1885, and died in Estherville, Iowa, February 5th, 1924, being 38 years, 5 months and 29 days old.
He was a jeweler by trade having graduated in this profession in 1904 and was employed in this capacity in the L. M. Eldred jewelry store in Estherville.
In 1912 he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Godfrey of Estherville and in a short time they moved to Fargo, North Dakota. He lived in Fargo and St. Paul, Minnesota, until his health failed him in 1920 when he returned to Estherville and soon afterwards went to the Pine Knoll Sanitarium for treatment.
He returned to Estherville last summer and seemed to improve in health until his last illness came about two weeks ago.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and a host of friends in Estherville. He was a member of Elk’s Lodge No. 528 in Estherville. Funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church in Estherville, of which he was a member, at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. Gilbert Voorhies officiating. Interment in Oakhill Cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, February 6, 1924)

Robert Corrie Passes Away Tuesday After Lingering Illness
Had Seemed to Improve in Health After Return from Sanitarium Until Last Attack Two Weeks Ago
Was But Thirty Eight Years of Age – Came Here as a Jeweler
For years Robert Corrie made a brave fight for his life against the dreaded disease, tuberculosis, but on Tuesday afternoon, February 5th, the spirit departed from the worn body. About two weeks ago an attack of flu added greatly to the odds against him and probably brought about his death. Since his return from the Pine Knoll Sanitarium in Davenport last summer he had gained in strength and in health and many friends had hoped he might fully recover.
Mr. Corrie was but thirty-eight years of age at the time of his death, having been born on August 7, 1895, at Greenville, Illinois. He came to Estherville as a jeweler for L. M. Eldred. He had graduated in this profession in 1904.
In 1912 he was united in marriage to Miss Godfrey of this city and soon afterwards with his young wife moved to Fargo, North Dakota. He lived in that city and in St. Paul, Minnesota, until 1920 when his health failed. He then returned to Estherville remaining here until going to the Sanitarium at Davenport.
He leaves to mourn his loss his faithful wife who through all these years of illness has cared for him, and a host of friends. He was a member of Elks’ lodge No. 528 in Estherville.
Funeral services will be held at the Estherville Presbyterian Church of which he was a member, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and interment made in Oak Hill Cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, February 6, 1924)


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