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Lulu Hazel Field (1917)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 4/19/2008 at 20:49:03

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, October 10, 1917

Death of Miss LULU FIELD

The sudden death of Miss Lulu Field on Friday afternoon, October 5th, saddened the large circle of relatives and friends of the young lady and her family. In the last days of August, Miss Field left her work in the offices of Drs. Hickenlooper and Cooper, complaining of exhaustion. For several weeks previous, she had spoken of being very tired, but had continued her office work. Upon examination her physician found a serious leakage of the heart, also some other symptoms which led him to suspect typhoid. However, tests revealed no such disease and Miss Field remained in a weakened state. After a severe collapse, she began to improve slowly, seeming last week to be better than at any time during the preceding month. On last Friday afternoon, shortly after three o'clock, she fell lifeless to the floor.

Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. W. J. Stewart, assisted by Rev. Ira Hawk of Ft. Madison and Dr. T. C. McKelvey of Monmouth, Ill. The officers and members of the local Pythian Sisters attended in memory of their deceased sister, as did the young ladies of the Crescent Class of the Presbyterian Sunday school, who regarded her with affection in her affiliation with them. A large concourse of friends thronged the church for the services.

Miss Field, a daughter of Carl and Emma Walters Field, was much loved for her sweet and affectionate nature. Attractive in appearance, she held her friends by the force of her good qualities. Her brief life, barely numbering twenty two years, has left a deep impression upon those who knew her well, and the sudden close of a life of promise has been a shock to the entire community.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, October 10, 1917
Page 1, Column 5

Lulu Fields Dead

The community was shocked by the death of Miss Lulu Hazel Fields, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fields. Death was caused from heart leakage and she had been confined to the house only a month.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the First Presbyterian church, Rev. Stewart officiating, assisted by Rev. Ira Hawk.

Miss Fields had a wide acquaintance in Winterset and was very popular among the young people. She was a member of the Pythian Lodge.

Coordinator's note: Correct surname is "Field" per her Madison County Death Record and the gravestone of her parents.


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