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Hasbrooke, William Burton 1876-1936


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/30/2018 at 20:30:11

Note: His mother's maiden name is Devall.

Fatally Hurt In Fall Down Cellar Steps

W. B. Hasbrooke Dies An Hour and a Half After Accident Occurs

Skull Was Fractured

Deceased Was Life Long Resident Of County

W. B. Haskbrooke, of this city, lifelong resident of Plymouth county, suffered fatal injuries Saturday night in an accident when he fell down a cellar way at the home of his son-in-law, Ward Knapp, near Sunnyside Sioux township. His skull was fractured in the fall and he succumbed in an hour and a half after the tragic mishap. A doctor and nurse were summoned immediately after the accident but their efforts were unavailing. He died without regaining consciousness.

Mr. Hasbrooke was about to descend to the basement to look at some game which a relative wanted him to see, when he fell from the head of the stairs.

Mr. and Mrs. Hasbrooke had just moved their household goods from Le Mars to the home of their daughter and were planning to spend the winter in California with two other daughters.

Born in Union Township

William Burton Hasbrooke was born November 9, 1876, on a farm in Union township, where he spent his boyhood days and attended rural schools and the Le Mars normal college.

He graduated from the Le Mars Normal college in 1894, and then engaged in teaching school for a number years. Later he attended Brown’s Business college in Sioux City. At that time his father died, and he returned to the home in Union township where he farmed for twenty-two years.

During the past few years he has been employed by the Mahtey Construction company manager for the Des Moines Register and Tribune.

He was married to Miss Estella McLain, of Union township, in 1899.

Mr. Hashbrooke was of a jovial nature a good friend, a loving husband, and father and will be missed by a host of friends.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Estella Hasbrooke; five daughters, Mrs. Blanche Knapp, of Westfield; Mrs. Sybil Lewis, and Mrs. Opal Lafferty, both of Rio Dell, California; Miss Cloyce Hasbrooke, of West Bend, Iowa, and Miss Gladys Hasbrooke, of Mechanicaville, Iowa; and one son, Owen Hasbrooke, of Forrest City, Iowa. Two sisters and a brother also survive, Mrs. Josephine Smith, of Luvern, Iowa; Mrs. B. S. Prayn, of Medford, Ore., and R. E. Hasbrooke of Napa, California.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00, at the Hildreth Memorial church with Rev. G. O. Thompson in charge.

Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Tuesday, November 24, 1936
Le Mars Iowa


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