KING, Ray M. 1860-1924
KING, MILLER , STRUKHOFF
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/13/2015 at 14:34:51
Ray M. King Dies Suddenly Friday Evening
Drops Dead While Doing Chores At His Farm About Seven O'Clock
Apoplexy Supposed Cause
Had Been in His Usual Health Up To The Time of His Sudden Death
This community was shocked last Friday evening when it was known that Ray M. King had passed away suddenly at his farm home, six miles southwest of Grundy Center about seven o'clock that evening.
Mr. King had gone to feed the hogs and was accompanied by his little two-year-old grandson. Being gone longer than was expected Mrs. King went out to look for him and found him dead in the hog lot. He had been in his usual health up to this time and it is supposed that he was stricken with apoplexy and his death was instantaneous.
Mr. King had been a resident of the county since 1881 and was one of our best known and most highly respected citizens and his unexpected death was a great shock to the family and the entire community. His brother, E. S. King, and wife and Mr. King's two sisters, Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Moss, both of whom are visiting here from California, had left by auto Thursday morning for Minnesota and they were located at Racine, that state, shortly after their brother's death and arrived home Saturday morning.
Ray M. King, son of John S. and Agnes Miller King, was born near Clayton, Iowa, on Nov. 8th, 1860; and passed from this life on July 11th, 1924.
At the age of twenty-one he moved with his parents to Grundy county and resided on the farm now owned by his brother, E. S. King.
In October, 1891, Mr. King was united in marriage with Miss Mary Strukhoff, who survives him. They established their home on Mr. King's farm, six miles south of Grundy Center, where together they have spent nearly thirty-three years of quiet, happy and useful married life.
Other survivors besides the widow are two daughters, Mrs. E. O. Ecklund of Hemer, Calif.; and Mrs. Arthur Wood, of Grundy Center; four grandchildren; a brother, E. S. King, of Grundy Center; and two sisters, Mrs. A. F. Shaw and Mrs. B. N. Moss, both of Hollywood, Calif. Besides these near and dear ones he leaves a host of relatives and friends who have lost a good friend and neighbor.
Funeral services were held at the King home on Tuesday afternoon, July 15th, at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Dilman Smith and the Rev. George Woodall. Interment was made in the family plot in Rose Hill cemetery.
Out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Ecklund, of Hemet, Cal.; Mrs. A. F. Shaw, of Hollywood, Cal.; Mrs. B. N. Moss of Hollywood, Cal.; Werner B. Strukhoff, of Clayton, Iowa; H. E. King of Stewartville, Minn.; and Clarence King of Racine, Minn.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 July 1924, pg 1
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