MEIER, Bessie 1903-1918
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/5/2016 at 11:40:57
Death Removes Seven Within A Week's Time
Many Homes In This Vicinity Have Been Saddened During the Past Few Days
Seven Deaths In Less Than Week
All of these Deaths Were Due to the Prevailing Epidemic of Influenza and Pneumonia
Five homes in which there were seven deaths have been saddened during the past week in this city and vicinity by the Death Angel. In one home--that of the Bottema family living northeast of here--there has been three deaths. All were due to pneumonia following the influenza.
Bessie Meier, only child of Mr. and Mrs. August Meier of Grundy Center, died Sunday, November 24th, 1918, at seven o'clock in the morning, from influenza.
Bessie was born January 30th, 1903, being at the time of her death 15 years, 10 months, and 25 days old. She was a sophomore in our high school. Thus her life just beginning, ceases in this sphere, but only to be sure to be carried into a greater one.
Having had typhoid fever a little over a year ago, and previous to that another sickness, she was in very poor condition to stand an attack of influenza, which was severe from the start. For ten days she struggled for life and for those whose life was wrapped up in hers, and whose loss today is irreparable save by that hand that ever has healing in its touch.
The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved parents in the loss of their loved one.
A private funeral was conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. J. C. Curry of the Baptist church, with which she was identified, having charge.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burkhart and daughter, Edna, of Waterloo were the out of town relatives present at the funeral. Mrs. Burkhart was an aunt of the deceased.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 November 1918, pg 1, 8
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