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Margaret Burns, 1916-1937


Posted By: Mary Ellen SIcard (email)
Date: 2/19/2012 at 20:39:52

Ill Many Months
Death came Sunday [April 4, 1937] morning to relieve the suffering of Miss Margaret Burns, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Burns who has been critically ill for one year with a kidney ailment and complications.

Funeral services were held this morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Patrick Catholic church with the Rev. J. L. Savage in charge. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rosary was recited at the home last night. Pall bearers were Lawrence Doud, Joe Mester, Vernon Landmesser, Douglas Reynolds, Robert Waldron and John Amelsburg.

Margaret, better known to her family and friends as "Peggy" was born in Estherville on September 16, 1916, and has spent most of her life in this city. She received her education in the local schools and was graduated from high school with the class of 1934,

A year ago she became ill with a kidney infection from which she never fully recovered. She was given medical aid here at the Coleman hospital and at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, Minn.

She is survived by her parents, four sisters, Mrs. Joe Origer of Estherville, Miss Kathryn Burns of West Union, Mrs. B. Amelsburg of Algona and Mrs. Richard Callhan of Battle Creek, Mich.; and six brothers, James of Algona, Bernard, Edwin and Clyde of Estherville, Francis of El Reno, Okla., and Larry of Fort Dodge. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, April 6, 1937)

Margaret Burns Passes Away At Parents' Home
After an illness of some duration Miss Margaret Burns passed away the home of her parents on lat Sunday [April 4,1937] Morning.

Miss Burns was reared in this city and was a graduate of the Estherville schools. She was a popular young lady among her school mates, was always genial and pleasant, seeing the bright side of life.

She is survived by her parents, four sisters and six brother who were all at her bed side at the time of death except Francis.

The funeral services were held on Tuesday at nine o'clock at St. Patrick's church, the Rev. L. J. Savage officiating. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery south of the city. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, April 8, 1937)


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