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Roope, Harris 1859-1881


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 6/14/2012 at 11:10:02

LeMars Daily Liberal
November 30, 1881

Harris Roope, one of the English colony, died this morning of malarial fever, after an illness running through several weeks. Mr. Roope came to Iowa in August, 1880, and entered as a pupil on the Benson farm. He worked faithfully to master the difficulties of western farming, and had just completed his course when he was taken with the fever. He lay for several weeks at the Albion House, but Saturday was removed to the residence of M. J. Chapman, Esq., where he died as above stated. Every care and attention was given the sick man, but the disease was of the most serious type, and recovery was impossible. Mr. Roope was about twenty-two years old; a quiet, pleasant sociable fellow, well liked by all who knew him. In a strange land his body will be laid to rest, while friends on both sides of the Great Sea will mourn his untimely death. The funeral will take place on Friday at half-past one o’clock.

~TRANSCRIBER NOTE: Per his tombstone at LeMars Memorial Cemetery (Block 6) his dates read: born September 22, 1859; died November 30, 1881.


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