MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 479 & 495
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, October 27, 2007
EUGENE KLEIN KILLED.
A dispatch was received by Harry S. Moore yesterday afternoon from Chase Klein, at Wallace, Idaho, conveying the news of the death of his father, Eugene Klein. Shortly after the receipt of the first telegram, a second one came from W. D. Vincent, at Spokane, Idaho, announcing that Mr. Klein had been killed and requesting that the news be broken to decedent’s sister, Mrs. J. G. Gordon, of this city.
Eugene Klein is well remembered by the older citizens of this community. For years he was prominently connected with the large mercantile establishment conducted by Gen. J. G. Gordon, the foremost merchant of Muscatine in his day. Subsequently Mr. Klein kept a store across the river at Eliza, Ill., and in the ‘70’s removed to Idaho, where he embarked in the mining industry, being associated with his brother-in-law, W. D. Vincent. While in this city, Mr. Klein was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Allen, daughter of an Episcopalian clergyman, who survives him.
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Death of Eugene Klein.
Former Muscatine Man Killed in
Idaho—Has Relatives in Muscatine.
From Wednesday’s Daily.
Word was received in the city last night by Harry S. Moore of the death of Eugene Klein, a former resident of this city. The dispatch was sent by his son, Chase Klein from Wallace, Idaho. Later a dispatch came from W. D. Vincent, of Spokane, Idaho, announcing the fact that Mr. Klein had been killed and to impart the sad news to his sister, Mrs. J. G. Gordon, of this city. No particulars of the sad affair are to be learned at present.
Mr. Klein is well remembered by the older citizens of Muscatine. He was at one time engaged in the operation of a large mercantile house in this city in company with his brother-in-law, Gen. J. G. Gordon. He was afterwards in business across the river in Eliza, Illinois, but about 30 years ago went to Idaho to engage in the mining business. While a resident of this city he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Allen, who still survives him.
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