FILKINS, Horace R. 1891-1936
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Date: 11/9/2016 at 09:45:13
H. R. Filkins Dies At Ottumwa From Heart Trouble
Horace R. Filkins, better known as "Cy Filkins," died at a hotel in Ottumwa at one o'clock last Sunday from heart failure. The end came quite suddenly. His wife was with him at the time.
Mr. and Mrs. Filkins had moved from Davenport to Ottumwa only a few weeks before and were making their home temporarily in a hotel. Mr. Filkins has been for many years in the employ of the Mid-Continent Petroleum Company and was transferred shortly after the first of the year from Davenport to Ottumwa.
The body was brought to Grundy Center. It arrived here early Wednesday morning. It was taken to the Coffman funeral home where services were held at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Bird, pastor of the Methodist church in Grundy Center. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery. Pallbearers were Leon Willard, Ralph Graves, Glenn Sanders, W. E. McCuen, Wm. Groote and A. C. Gravenstein.
Native of Minnesota
Mr. Filkins would have been 45 years old on his next birthday. He was born in Elgin, Minn., July 29, 1891, and grew up there. He was married to Miss Lida Mutch of Grundy Center, Dec. 29, 1919. He was a veteran of the World War. After his discharge from the service he entered the employ of the Mid-Continent company as a salesman and was promoted to the position of field man and manager. He was well suited to the work and he rated high with the Mid-Continent company. He took advanced work in Masonry from time to time, was a member of the Blue Lodge, the Shrine at St. Paul, and the Consistory at Winona, Minn.
Surviving are the widow, his mother from Elgin, Minn., and three sisters: Mrs. Wm. Kaiser, Ismay, Montana; Mrs. Wm. Searles, Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Carl Christiansen, Neenah, Minn. Because of tied-up railway traffic and closed roads these relatives were unable to be at the funeral. Relatives who were here were Dr. and Mrs. Dulmes from Klemme and Mrs. Russell Gray, of Rockford, Ill.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 February 1936, pg 1
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