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Hand, T. A. 1838 – 1897

HAND

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:00:54

Source: Decorah Republican Nov. 18, 1897 P 2 C 2

Sudden Death at Charles City.
Charles City, Nov. 13.—Near the hour of 4 p. m., persons in McFadden Bros.’ store heard groans in the office above. J. McFadden rushed upstairs and found T. A. Hand lying across a couch disrobed and apparently dead. McFadden immediately dispatched for the first physician that could be had. Dr. Dougherty promptly appeared and pronounced life extinct. The body was straightened out, the eyes closed, hands folded, across the breast and thus all that was mortal of a man who was one of the earliest and once most conspicuous citizens of this place was made ready for the coffin and the grave, made so in a flash of time. He was in at Millner & Son’s at 11 o’clock a. m. and purchased some steak. How long after this he had been in the office we know not. He died alone, but there was a great rush of citizens to the dead man’s office as soon as the news became known. He leaves a wife and daughter.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born in 1838 and died Nov. 11, 1897. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery.


 

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