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Dale Merriott 1913-1935


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/20/2011 at 00:18:11

Funeral Services For Dale Marriott Held on Wednesday
The passing of Dale E. Marriott is another reminder that life is uncertain, for in the midst of good health, he was taken from us. He had been working at the Ungles Bakery in Des Moines since April 22, but on Friday, July 5, he drove home from Des Moines, not feeling a bit well, arriving about 3 o’clock in the afternoon almost exhausted. He went to bed and a doctor was called and found he was suffering from infection in his face and neck. He was given the best treatment and care but gradually grew worse and on Monday morning was taken to a local hospital and an operation was performed. He found no relief from the pain and passed away about 4:30 that afternoon [July 8, 1935].

Dale was born in Emmet County, October 29, 1913 and had lived in the county all his life except a few months in 1934 when he went to Washington, D.C., to spend some time with his brother Virgil and wife and the three months spent in Des Moines.

He united with the Church of Christ in February, 1922 and later joined the Friendly Fellows club of the Presbyterian Church.

Dale was a good, quiet boy, always trying to do his part, his friends were numbered by those who knew him, and all mourn his passing.

He attended the local High School and was a popular football player while there. He had been employed by E. T. Stavros and also worked at the Quality Bakery in this city.

Funeral services were held from the home on North 9th Street at 2 p.m. July 10 and at the Presbyterian Church at 2:30 with the Rev. A. T. Bailey in charge. A quartette composed of the Misses Jennie and Josephine Handeland, Clarence Shaw and Lloyd Handeland sang three numbers. Mrs. J.H. Cramer played the organ accompaniment. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Pallbearers were Edwin Osher, William Heidke, LeRoy Aalborg, Nolan Boggess, Paul Smith and Merton Jackman. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Linsley; two brothers, Virgil of Washington, D.C., and Harold of Estherville; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Clark.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Vigil Marriott of Washington, D.C., Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Marriott and two sons of Walnut Grove, Minn., Mrs. Charles Harrison of Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Long of Springfield, Minn., and Edwin Osher of Des Moines. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 17, 1935)

Note: Per Cemetery records “Merriott”


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