PETERS, Isaac Ralph (1877–1898)
Posted By: Jane Adams (email)
Date: 1/16/2005 at 16:44:18
Fairfield Weekly Journal
May 4, 1898, page 3.
Isaac Ralph Peters died April 27, 1898 at the residence of his father, J. R. Peters, two miles northeast of Abingdon, Ia., aged 21 years 1 month and 17 days. He was born in Sumner county, Kansas, March 9, 1877 and was the fourth son of J. R. Peters. He was an industrious, hardworking young man and was liked by every one. The dread consumption fastened its clutches upon this noble young man and he had been confined to his room since November last, gradually growing worse. He was conscious to the last, calling for the friends he loved so dearly and begging them not to leave him. He was of a very lovable disposition and his death is a sad loss to his friends. It seems sad that this splendid young man should be called away just as he was entering upon a life of usefulness.
The funeral services took place at Abingdon, at 2 p. m. April 27, 1898.
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"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, May 4, 1898
Page 3, Column 6
The angel of death visited the home of J. R. PETERS, who lives two miles northeast of Abingdon, and at 1 p.m. April 20th (sic - 26th on stone) took Ralph, the fourth son.... consumption.... Ralph PETERS was born in Sumner County, Kansas, March 9th, 1877, came to Iowa shortly afterwards with his parents and has resided near Abingdon ever since. He was an industrious, honest young man, always willing and ready to do his duty.... The entire community turned out to pay their last respects to their young friend. Funeral services were held in the Christian Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. and the remains were buried in the Abingdon Cemetery. The death of this excellent young man is deeply mourned by his parents, five brothers and three sisters.
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