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Date: 2/22/2021 at 18:41:26
Knoxville Journal , Knoxville , Iowa
Friday , April 28 , 1905 , Page 1
The entire community was startled last Thursday when the news reached town that CORNELIUS RHYNSBURGER had been found dead in his home near the Des Moines river , a short distance west of Howel station.
The facts , as near as we have been able to obtain them , that Mr. Rhynsburger had been in poor health for some time and that a few day prior to his death. Dr. KRAMER had been called and attended him. It seems that one of the neighbors called at the house to see how the old gentleman was getting along and when he failed to get response to his knock at the door he went in and found the old man laying on the floor , face downward , cold in death.
The neighbor ( we cannot remember the name ) started out to find some one , and luckily me Dr. Kramer , who went and after making an examination , decided that the deceased had been dead at least two hours. This was some time in the morning. The doctor says that death was undoubtedly due to heart trouble, as Mr, Rhynsburger had been suffering for some time from that cause. He says that from all appearances the old gentleman , who was sixty years of age , had been sitting in a chair and that when the fatal attack came on he fell forward out of the chair,, which also fell over on the floor. When the remains were found the corpse was lying face downward.
The remains were laid to rest last Friday afternoon in Oakland cemetery.
Marion Obituaries maintained by Allen Hibbard.
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