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Henry Warren Shriver (1890)


Posted By: Judy Wight Branson
Date: 10/23/2007 at 17:12:20

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, November 28, 1890

Sad End of Life

Mr. Warren Shriver, 2nd son of Capt. and Mrs. W. R. Shriver, for several years suffered the affliction of mental derangement and had been sent to the mental hospital for treatment. There his physical health gradually broke down and last week death relieved his sufferings.

The remains were brought home last Saturday and on Sunday the funeral services were held at the residence of his parents in this city. The services were largely attended by friends and neighbors, who heartily sympathize with the parents in their great sorrow.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, November 27, 1890
Page 8, Column 1


DIED:-At Clarinda, Iowa on Friday, November 21, 1890, H. Warren Shriver. The funeral services were held in the city Sunday afternoon in the body interred in the Winterset cemetery.

Warren Shriver, son of Postmaster Shriver, died at the Clarinda Insane Hospital Friday evening. He was nearly thirty years of age and had been in the Insane Asylum for nearly three years.

As a boy, Warren Shriver gave promise of being a man, strong physically and strong mentally. At eighteen he was ambitious and active, possessed of bright intellect, of a strong manís stature and an iron frame. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday he was attacked by typhoid fever, followed by a complication of disease that threatened his life. He recovered physically, but from that time on his intellect was clouded. Each year added more darkness to his mental vision, though he struggled manfully against it.

He was well aware of his mental infirmities and made application himself, unknown to his relatives, or treatment at the hospital at Mt. Pleasant. After consultation with his parents is pathetic request was granted by the authorities and he became an inmate of the hospital. The treatment did him no good and he commenced to fail rapidly both physically and mentally. On his removal to the Clarinda hospital he brightened up but in a short time relapsed into his former hopeless condition.

He died Friday evening at the hospital and the body was brought to Peru over the Diagonal Saturday evening and from there to Winterset. Funeral services were held at the residence of his father, W. R. Shriver, Rev. Nye of the Methodist Church preaching the funeral sermon.

Coordinator's note: First name taken from gravestone.


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