ARENDS, Arnold 1897-1917
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/12/2015 at 21:50:10
Arnold, Son of George and Mrs. Arends, Dead
Passed Away at Cedar Falls, Sunday
Spinal Meningitis Cause
Arnold Arends, 20 years old, member of the State Teachers' college football team, died Sunday in the college hospital at 11 p.m. after lying unconscious since Wednesday evening. Attending physicians diagnosed the case as spinal meningitis. It is believed that Arends contracted the disease at Camp Funston, Kan., two weeks ago when the college football team played there.
Arends complained of a headache last Tuesday afternoon, although he practiced as usual with the team. During scrimmage he retired to the sidelines. Wednesday he became unconscious and was removed to the college hospital. Thursday and Friday there was no change in his condition, but Saturday he took a decided change for the worse and grew weaker rapidly. He died without regaining consciousness.
The young man, whose home was at Ackley, was one of the most popular members of the student body at the college. It was Arends and two other students who were responsible for football being continued at the school when the faculty had practically decided to abandon it this year. Arends was elected student manager of the team at the beginning of the season and arranged the schedule.
Four doctors, who were called into consultation, said that Arends' death was in nowise due to football, and it is probable that the two remaining games on the schedule will be played.
The body will be taken to Ackley by automobile tomorrow and buried immediately. Owing to the nature of the disease which caused death no public services may be held. At some later date memorial services will be observed.
Arnold was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Arends, living four miles south of Ackley. The remains were brought home for interment.
--Ackley World Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 15 November 1917, pg 8
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