WEATHERLY, Earl 1897-1947
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/22/2013 at 14:04:10
Stricken And Dies On A Load of Hay
Earl Weatherly was stricken with a heart attack on a load of hay at the Glenn Brown farm 5 miles southwest of Grundy Center at 4:30 Thursday afternoon and he died immediately. He and Dean Middleton and Bert Davidson were loading hay in a field about a half mile from the Brown home. Dean was with the stricken man on the load of hay and Bert Davidson was on the ground attending the loader. The two men with him drove to the home at once and called a doctor. The doctor believes that death was instantaneous. About two years ago he suffered a heart attack which kept him confined to the home for two days. He had no similar trouble until he was stricken a second time Thursday afternoon. He would have been 50 years old had he lived until the 16th of October.
Funeral services were held at the Alice Church of God Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the Alice church cemetery. The local pastor, Rev. Alvin Mitchell, and Rev. Olive Hurd from Gladbrook officiated at the service.
Pallbearers were Glenn Brown, Harold Brown, Gordon Davidson, Arnet Middleton, Lawrence Stambaugh and Elmer Senning.
Earl Alexander Weatherly was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Weatherly. He was born on the Weatherly farm in southwest Palermo township and he grew up there. He was married in 1939 to Grace Shepherd. The past eight years he was employed on the Glenn Brown farm and he and his wife lived in the tenant house on the farm. They had no children. He was a good farmer and an honest and capable workman. His sudden death is not only a great loss to his family, but it is deeply regretted by all who knew him.
Surviving are his wife, his mother and four brothers. The brothers are Bert and Fletcher, who operate the home farm, and Jim and Ernest who live in Clay township.
He was preceded in death by his father, three brothers, one dying in infancy, Eugene, Roy, and one sister, Flossie.
--newspaper clipping, source unknown
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