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Fursee, Timothy A. 1826-1896


Posted By: Barbara Kamradt (email)
Date: 1/23/2004 at 22:39:54

LeMars Sentinel, October 26, 1896

Hancock: (Special Correspondance)

Died, at the home of Mrs. J. H. Cowell on October 20, 1896, her father, Timothy Fursee, of old age and other complications. Mr. Fursee was stricken with paraysis about four years ago. Since the death of his wife he has made his home at his daughter's where he died. He has been speechless and helpless as an infant since the stroke, which made life a burden to him. He was said to have weighed about 300 pounds part of the time during his illness, but at his death he had amison preached the funeral sermon at the home Wednesday afternoon, after which a large cortege accompanied the remains to Perry cemetery, six miles east of the home. He leaves five daughters and two sons, all of whom are grown and married. The sons and two daughters were present at the last. Fursee was an old timer in Hancock and for many years lived on the Dakota side.

NOTE: The deceased was born 3-14-1826.


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