SLINKER, Herbert 1885-1930
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Date: 5/7/2015 at 15:48:43
Grundy Man Dies On Way to See His Aged Father
Herbert Slinker Stricken With Apoplexy Tuesday And Dies Quickly
He And Family Were On Way To Kentucky
Was Overcome Near Cedar Rapids and Died Shortly After Taken to Hospital
Herbert Slinker died very suddenly Tuesday afternoon while on his way to Kentucky to see his aged father. Apoplexy was the cause.
The family consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Slinker and the two children and Charley Slinker left their home 5 miles southwest of Grundy Tuesday forenoon. Mr. Slinker was feeling fine and was looking forward with joy and satisfaction to the trip to his old home in Kentucky which he had not seen for many years. The family ate their picnic dinner shortly before they reached Cedar Rapids. Mr. Slinker ate a good dinner and felt well at the time. Shortly after he complained that he was not feeling so well and asked his brother Charley to drive. Charley not being used to the car, asked Herb to stay at the wheel until they had passed through Cedar Rapids. After they were out of the city traffic Charley took the wheel. When about ten miles out of the city Herbert became dizzy and keeled over against his brother. The car was stopped at a nearby farm house and the sick man was taken out. He had become unconscious and it was not possible to revive him. He was taken to Cedar Rapids to a hospital. It is possible that life may have passed out before the hospital was reached as there was no response in the efforts of physicians to revive him.
The remains were brought by a Cedar Rapids ambulance to the home Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon. The services will be in charge of Rev. Masemore, pastor of the Alice church. Burial will be in the Vienna cemetery.
Mr. Slinker was 45 years old. He was born near Edmonton, Kentucky. About fifteen years ago he came to Grundy county and for a number of years worked on a farm until he began farming on his own account. In 1919 he was married to Miss Lucy Hartman. During most of their married life they have lived on one of the Hartman farms five miles southwest of Grundy Center. There are three children, one son and two daughters. Aside from the wife and children the immediate relatives are his father, one brother and two sisters in Kentucky and his brother Charley of this county.
Mr. Slinker was an intelligent and an industrious farmer who was held in high regard by all who knew him. His sudden death came not only as a severe shock to his family, but to the many friends that he has made since he made his home in Grundy county.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 August 1930, pg 1
Obituary of Herbert Slinker
Herbert Sherman Slinker was born in Metcalf county, December 24, 1885, and died August 2, 1930, aged 44 years, 7 months and 28 days.
He grew to young manhood in Kentucky and came to Hoopestown, Illinois, in 1904, remaining there until 1915 when he came to Grundy county, Iowa.
On January 10, 1919, he was married to Lucy Hartman of Beaman, Iowa. To this union was born three children, Lois Pearl, aged 11, Virgil aged 9, and Paul aged 4. His entire life has been spent in his chosen occupation of farming.
He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, one daughter, and two sons, an aged father, and step-mother. Three brothers, Henry & Virgil, of Edmonton, Kentucky, Charley of Conrad, two sisters, Mrs. S. H. Tibbs and Mrs. E. C. Barrett of Edmonton, Kentucky.
His mother preceded him in death in 1898, also two brothers, Leon, in 1893, and James in 1930.
The deceased was a good husband and father, an intelligent and industrious farmer who was held in high regard by all who knew him.
His sudden death came not only as a severe shock to his family, but to the many friends he has made since making his home in Grundy county.
"Jesus while our hearts are bleeding,
O'er the spoils that death hath won,
We would at this solemn meeting calmly say,
Thy will be done."
Services were held from the late home at 1:15 and at the Beaman M.E. church at two o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by the Reverend Masemore of Conrad, assisted by Reverend Smith of Beaman. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Philips sang assisted by Mr. Orange Stover of Conrad.
Burial was at Vienna Cemetery south of Beaman.
The pallbearers were Henry Kitzman, Robert Sharp, John, and Bert Kinsinger, James Clapp, and Ford Klinefelter. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Chas. DesMarias and Mrs. Ford Klinefelter.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 August 1930, pg 6
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