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Kent Oakes 1898-1920


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/27/2013 at 01:03:06

Funeral of Kent Oakes
Last Friday morning at 2 a.m. after an illness of almost of a week, Kent Oakes was called to surrender this earthly life, from infancy this boy has been an invalid, necessitating constant care, which was always administered by a tireless, devoted and patient mother and painstaking father, nothing that could be done for him was left undone, but all to no avail, so when god called him last Friday morning we all feel that Kent was relieved of a life of long suffering. He was born on November 9, 1898 and died May 9, 1920. By his death a vacancy is felt in the home that none can realize but the parents, brothers and sister. He leaves to mourn his loss a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Oakes, two brothers, Mac and Joseph and one sister, Grace. The funeral was held at the home on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The services were conducted by Rev. Cunningham and the choir of Ringsted, the interment was in the High Lake cemetery. The pall bearers were six young men from the neighborhood, whose names we have not received. Those of the relatives who came from away were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oakes, Mrs. Jesse Kohrt of Rock Rapids, Iowa, Mrs. E.C. Kent of Indianola, J.B. Kent of Rolfe, Miss Pearl Kent of Halva, aside from the relatives there were old neighbors who came from Estherville, Emmetsburg and Ringsted to help show their sympathy and love in this dark hour. We do not know them all, but among them whom we recognize were Mr. and Mrs. Mowett, Mr. Lorimer and daughter Peggy, Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. Nivison, Mr. Valdrick, Mr. and Mrs. Lilliard and Mrs. Spear. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, May 13, 1920)


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