Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr
Date: 2/7/2009 at 21:11:42
A STRICKEN HOME
Death of Gladys Davis-Remarks of Mr. Perkins at the Funeral
Gladys Davis, the older daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Davis of this place, died Friday, the 17 inst., after an illness of nine days, of pneumonia aged 13 years. She was a bright winsome child, and her parents and near relatives were heart-broken at their loss. The funeral was at the Congregational church at 2 p.m.; Sunday, there being 300-400 people present. the services were conducted by Rev. C. e. Perkins, the concluding portions of thes remarks were as ...lows:
Gladys Davis was born in Keosauqua, February 21, 1886; and passed to heaven March 17, 1899, a little past noon, being 13 years and 24 days old when her spirit left one home for another.
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