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Ousley, Walter B. Dr. 1869 – 1901


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/5/2020 at 16:08:57

Source: Decorah Republican Oct. 24, 1901 P 2 C 3

Dr. Walter B. Ousley Died some time During Last Night.—Probably due to Heart Failure.
Shortly after seven o’clock this morning when his parents went to call him Dr. Walter B. Ousley, younger son of M. B, Ousley and wife, was found dead.
Something over a month ago Dr. Ousley was confined to his bed at his home at Lime Springs by what was pronounced to be creeping paralysis. He improved somewhat — enough so that he was able to come to Decorah— where he has been for the past three weeks.
Monday evening at a late hour he suffered from severe pains about the heart but they gradually passed away and he was able to be out Tuesday and yesterday. Last evening when he retired he appeared to be in the same state of health as since first taken sick. As his parents heard no disturbance in his room during the night, death must have come to him swift and sudden.
Dr. Ousley was about thirty years old and was born in Wisconsin. Besides his parents, one brother and one sister, he is survived by a wife and one son.

Source: Decorah Republican Oct. 31, 1901 P 2 C 3

Funeral of Dr. W. B. Ousley.
The funeral of Dr. Walter B. Ousley was held last Sunday afternoon at the home of his parents, and was largely attended. The deceased was a member of the Masons and Modern Woodmen, and both societies were largely represented at the service. Rev. Kirk W. Robbins officiated at the house and the concluding services at the grave were conducted under the rites of the Masonic order.
Facts of which we were not possessed last week, at the time of going to press, we have been supplied with. Born at Boscobel, Wis., June 23, 1869, Dr. Ousley came with his parents to Decorah in 1876. Here he was a student in the public and John R. Slack schools. On Jan. 1st, 1893, he was married to Miss Adde Beadle, of Cresco. Two children were born to them—a son and daughter—the latter dying in infancy.

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