MYERS, Lucy 1876-1906
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/12/2016 at 11:25:40
A Sudden Death
Mrs. L. L. Myers Dies of Urticaria After an Attack Lasting But a Few Moments
First Death Of The Kind To Take Place In This County
Mrs. L. L. Myers was taken with an attack of urticaria (hives) and died within a few moments after at her home in the east part of this city Tuesday forenoon at 11:45. She was feeling well as usual the evening before when she retired for the night. At two o'clock in the morning she awoke her husband when she complained that she found it difficult to breathe. She became better in a little while and no further danger was apprehended. The following morning a physician was called in but found no cause for alarm.
Mr. Myers remained home with his wife in the forenoon and assisted in the housework. About eleven thirty she felt the attack come back. Her husband took her to an open door and shortly after she swooned away in his arms. He laid her on the bed, called a physician and went out to summon his nearest neighbor. It was not more than a minute after when they returned and she was breathing her last.
Mrs. Myers suffered a number of previous attacks from the same trouble but they were only temporary and no one anticipated that the results would at any time prove so serious. When the last attack came on the veins in the throat filled and the victim suffocated. It is the first case in this country where death resulted from the same disease.
Mrs. Myers was born February 6th, 1876 at North Washington, Ia. She came to this city about five years ago and resided here continually since. Her maiden name was Miss Lucy Weber. In February 1903 she was married to L. L. Myers in this city. Two children were born to them. The oldest is about two and a half years and the youngest was born last May. Besides husband and children she is survived by a mother, three brothers and two sisters.
The sudden death of Mrs. Myers was a shock to the community and the undivided sympathy of all is with the bereaved husband and his two children. She was an ideal wife and a woman who was beloved by all who knew her.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Father Hogan were held at Sacred Heart church at ten o'clock this morning and the remains were laid in the Catholic cemetery in this city.
Relatives from abroad who were in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Weber, the mother, and her brothers John and Nick and a sister Anna all from New Hampton.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 December 1906, pg 1
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