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Obituary ~ Samuel F. Chew
October 22, 1903
Samuel F. Chew died very suddenly at his home in this city last Sunday night at 10 o’clock from hemorrhage of the lungs, aged sixty one years.
Deceased was a well known and highly esteemed citizen of our city. For several years his health had been bad and last winter he spent several months in Colorado and returned home considerably improved. He had been complaining, however, for several months and had been confined to the house a good portion of that time. The day of his death he seemed as well as usual and on the night of his death was upon the point of retiring when his death occurred.
The body was taken to the home of his son, Wm. C. Chew, on Monday and remained there until Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock, when it was conveyed to the Christian Church where a short funeral service was conducted by Elder M. J. Nicoson, pastor of the church, after which the body, accompanied by Mrs. Chew and son, Will, was taken to Grand River, Iowa, where the interment was made. The many friends of deceased join in extending their sincere sympathy to the family in their bereavement.
Note: Samuel was in the music and sewing machine business in Memphis and were succeeded by his son, W. C. Chew, who continued the business until he left Memphis to move to Kansas.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2016