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Doris Margaret Shriver (1916)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 1/28/2007 at 12:43:53

Winterset Madisonian - August 30, 1916
Winterset, Iowa


Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Shriver of Los Angeles, Victim of Spinal Meningitis

The sympathy of many Winterset people goes out to Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Shriver of Los Angeles, California, whose daughter, Doris, passed away on Sunday morning, following an illness of five weeks, which developed into spinal meningitis.

Funeral services were held at Los Angeles yesterday and the body will be brought here later for interment. The bereavement is made deeper by reason of the death of the younger daughter, Marjorie, who will be remembered, died with scarlet fever during the first winter the family spent in California.

Doris was a beautiful girl, nineteen years of age, engaged with a personality that endured her among her schoolmates and associates. Winterset people who have recently visited in the Shriver home have been impressed with her unusually charming ---- and will more fully feel and sympathize with the parents and brother, in their irreparable loss.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, August 30, 1916
Page 1, Column 6


Death Was Not Expected and Was Due to Spinal Meningitis. Funeral Was Tuesday.

Doris Shriver, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Shriver died Sunday morning in Los Angeles of spinal meningitis. Her death was entirely unexpected. While she had not been in good health for several weeks it was not until the Thursday preceding her death that her condition became serious and she was taken to a hospital.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock and the body placed in a receiving vault, awaiting funeral arrangements when it will be brought to Winterset for interment.

Miss Shriver was born February 28, 1897 in Winterset, moving to Los Angeles with her parents in 1910.

She was very talented, having received considerable musical education and being especially skilled in arts and crafts work. She was a very attractive young woman and her death will be deeply mourned by her many friends.

She is survived by a younger brother, Robert and by her parents. A sister, Marjorie, died about ten years ago.

Coordinator's note: Full name taken from gravestone.


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