MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 432
submitted by Phyllis Hazen, Novmeber 26, 2007
SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. E. H. DOLSEN.
Mar 21 – 1896 (hand written)
The many friends of Mrs. E. H. Dolsen were painfully shocked this morning to hear of her sudden death at her home on West Third street at 8:30 o’clock. It came like a thunderbolt from a clear sky, her own immediate relatives barely being aware of it until the light of life had been extinguished. She had been cleaning house the past few days and was in her usual health. She was at the breakfast table and had been left to wash the dishes while other members looked after the work of moving furniture so as to make room for the painters, after which her husband came down stairs and looking into the kitchen saw that she was not there. He looked for her and found her lying on the bed in an adjoining room in an unconscious condition. He immediately notified his eldest daughter and ran down town for medical assistance, but before they could return she had expired, and all efforts to restore a spark of life were unavailing. The exact cause of death is not known, but it is thought to be dud to the probable taking of wrong medicine by mistake.
The deceased, Mrs. Edna J. Dolsen was the daughter of Franklin and Margaret Thurston, and was born September 29, 1846, and was married to Eugene H. Dolsen, in 1866, with whom she has resided most happily and whose home she has adorned, being the mother of four children, Mrs. W. G. Munroe, Frank, Mrs. H. W. Morgridge, and Eugene. The deceased was a most affectionate and kind companion and mother, a noble Christian and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her. She was a member of the Congregational church, always taking a deep interest in the religious work. Among the various ladies organizations of the city she was a prominent figure and earnest worker, being the first Past Chief of Irving Temple Rathbone Sisters and also an active member of Banner Lodge Degree of Honor, in both of which she was highly esteemed and will be greatly missed.
The mourning husband and children will have the sympathy of all in their great bereavement.
The funeral is appointed for next Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence.
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