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Edith Howerton Fritz, 1882-1926


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/5/2010 at 08:02:11


Passed Away Ten Days After the Death of Her Husband


Funeral to Be Held at Baptist Church Friday Afternoon--Were Sad Deaths

Word was received here Monday morning that Mrs. Henry L. Fritz, who has been seriously ill at a hospital at St. Augustine, Florida, had passed away Sunday morning at 1:00 o'clock, just a week after the passing away of, her husband. Mrs. Fritz had never enjoyed unusually good health but she was always active and able to be around. Three weeks ago she was taken seriously ill and was being cared for at the St. Augustine, Florida, hospital. Her condition has been considered hopeless for the past two weeks and at the time of her husband's death his body was detained at Miami several days awaiting the outcome of her condition. Her death was Caused by blood poisoning. Edith Howerton was born in Cole county, Illinois, July 8, 1882. While a young lady she entered a nurses' training school, becoming a registered nurse, later being employed in a Cook County Hospital. When her health would no longer permit her being confined In a hospital in a large city she wetn out west where she engaged as as a welfare worker. On August 11, 1919, she was united In marriage with Henry L. Fritz at Minneapolis. They resided in this city until about a year ago when they went to Florida to live. While here she was an active worker in the Service Star Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary to the B. and R.T., devoting much of her time to the interests of these two organizations. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Band and during her residence here she was one of their most active workers. Mrs. Fritz was known by many people here and her friends were numbered by her acquaintances. She was a congenial and pleasant lady to meet and was always willing and ready to help some one in need. She had a charming personality and a pleasing manner that won friends for her no matter where she went. Her tireless efforts in the Interests of the various organizations to which she belonged were whole hearted and greatly appreciated. The remains will arrive Friday morning and funeral services will be held at the Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. W. F. Huxford officiating. Interment will be made In Oak Hill Cemetery. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Virginia Roberts of Cedar Rapids, a brother some place in North Dakota, besides Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fritz, Mr. and Mrs. Grover McCall of this city, and Mrs. O. W. Hart, of Miami, Florida. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved relatives in their hours of grief and sorrow since this great double tragedy has befallen them.

Source: The Estherville Democrat, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; March 31, 1926.


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