Port, Ritchie M. 1898-1914
Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 5/11/2006 at 10:34:34
Source: LeMars Sentinel
Dated 17 Apr 1914
MOURN LOSS OF BOY
Fifteen Year Old Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Port Succumbs to Illness
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Port, residing near Crathorne, mourn the loss of their
fifteen year old son, Ritchie M. Port, who died on Monday night. The lad
had been in poor health for some time, suffering from a complication of
diseases. He was born July 15, 1898. The funeral was held on Wednesday
afternoon at the Crathorne church, Rev. C. G. Butler, of LeMars,
Le Mars Sentinel
Tuesday, April 21, 1914
Le Mars, Iowa
Monday afternoon, April 13th, at 4:50 p. m., Richey Milton Port, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Port, of Grant township, Plymouth county, had quietly slipped through the thin veil that divides the two worlds, to regions his infant brother who preceded him by a little over five years.
Richey was born in the little town of Dalton on the 15th day of July, 1898, being at the time of his death fifteen years, eight months and twenty-nine days old.
About a year ago Richey was forced to take to his bed and through the careful nursing of his bereaved parents and an experienced nurse and medical skill he was restored apparently to perfect health in the fall of last year. But alas it was short lived for in February of this year he was once more forced to his bed and in spite of the best nursing available and the best of medical skill he slipped quietly away to his reward. His many friends cannot but rejoice in his happy release from suffering while all mourn his loss and grieve that one so young and beautiful in person and character should have been laid aside from the Lord's work when it seemed so hard to spare him.
The funeral services for him were simple and beautiful, in keeping with his life. A short service was held at the house where he lay surrounded by the loving tributes of his many friends. Later at the church a number of his friends and admirers had gathered. The service was in charge of Rev. C. G. Butler, of the Presbyterian Church of Le Mars, a dear friend of the bereaved parents and especially of the departed. The hymns that were sung were of a triumphant nature, most fittingly expressing the beautiful Christian life of the departed.
Richey Milton Port leaves to mourn his loss his father and mother, two brothers and two sisters. They are Floyd, Frances, Roth and Ross Ronald, and a large number of other relatives.
The entire community sympathizes with the bereaved family in this their hour of affliction.—A Friend
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