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Mrs. Mary Effenbeck (1872-1920)


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 3/13/2018 at 11:59:10

The Daily Times (Davenport, IA)
Thursday, October 28, 1920

Mrs. Mary Effenbeck, 732 West Fifth street, died this morning at Mercy hospital as the result of injuries sustained when she was struck by an automobile, Oct. 15. [Page 8: Large photo included with this news article of Mrs. Effenbeck.]
[Page 9 same issue]
A compound fracture of both legs sustained when she was struck by an automobile October 15, resulted in the death of Mrs. Mary B. Effenbeck, age 48, 732 West Fifth street, at St. Luke’s hospital this morning. Her death occurred at 5 o’clock.

Mrs. Effenbeck had been confined to the hospital since the evening of October 15, when she was struck by an automobile driven by Louis Shorey at Fifteenth and Main streets. The accident occurred at 9:30 in the evening as the automobile was going north on the east side of Main street near the north crossing.

Mrs. Effenbeck was hurled to the pavement and when she was removed to the hospital an examination showed that both of her limbs were fractured.

In the car with Shorey at the time the accident occurred were Faye Shorey, Jack and Gertrude Schaefer of Davenport.

Mrs. Effenbeck was born in LaHarpe, Ill., 48 years ago. She married Henry Effenbeck Dec. 3, 1896. The deceased had resided in Davenport for a number of years.

She was a member of the Christian Church of this city and also belonged to the following organizations: Wide Awake Rebekah Lodge, No. 9; Knights and Ladies of Security, No. 3288; and Lady Maccabees.

The survivors are her husband and a daughter, Orpha. A son Wendall, died May 13, 1919. Other survivors are her father, A. J. Hillier, of LaHarpe; two sisters, Miss Jennie Hillier at home, Mrs. Anna Englan of Blansville, Ill., and two brothers, George Hillier of Wisconsin and William Hillier of Muscatine.

The funeral will be held Sunday from the Ruhl and Ebert funeral home. The arrangements are waiting the arrival of her father.

The Daily Times (Davenport, IA)
Monday, November 1, 1920

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary B. Effenbeck were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Ruhl & Ebert funeral home thence to Oakdale cemetery, Rev. C. R. Neel, pastor of the First Christian Church officiated at the funeral home while the Wide Awake Rebekah Lodge was in charge of the service at the grave. The Rebekah quartet presented selections both at the funeral home and at the grave. Members of the Ladies of the Maccabees and of the Knights and Ladies Security attended the services.

The Pallbearers were brothers and brothers-in-law of the deceased, George Hillier, Edgar Hilliar, William Hillier, George H. Hillier, jr., William Tipton and Ray Montgomery.


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