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Doornink, James 1896-1918


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 4/13/2021 at 09:24:04

Doornink, James born 1896 died Oct 1918 buried Sioux Center, IA

Find a Grave lists - James Doornink born 20 Aug 1896 Sioux Center IA, died 14 Oct 1918 Camp Dodge Polk county IA, buried in Memory Garden, Sioux Center IA. Parents Gerrit John and Jane Doornink

Research note: From a family history on ancestry (by others) Gerrit John Doornink born Oct 1870 Greenleafton MN, died 9 Jul 1937 Cherokee, IA. Wife Jane Van Berkum born 20 Nov 1873 Netherlands died Oct 1963 Sioux Center IA.

See the obit of his father Gerrit John listed as John Doornink 1870-1937.

Sioux Center Nieuwsblad of Oct 23, 1918 In Dutch
Monday evening the shocking news arrived by telegram that James Doornink at Camp Dodge had died of the Spanish influenza. Only five weeks ago he left healthy and well from here now this week his remains will descend into the cold grave. His youthful and promising life was cut off from life in the prime. It is hard and shocking for his poor mother, who has already been through a lot, the blow is also heavy for the brothers and sisters. He had many friends here, who deeply sympathized with the dark agony that the family must walk and who regret his passing with them, James was a promising young man, an excellent student and we thought that a bright future, according to man. open to him, but the ways of the Lord are often different from ours. May the Lord comfort where the comfort of men falls short. James was cheerful and lovable and had many friends. The participation is then generally general in our place and environment. Verily, here it becomes true again, that life is only a vapor, and death beckons every hour. It is also a serious buzz for the youth.
The deceased was about 21 years old. It is not yet certain when the funeral will take place, but probably Saturday. A service will be held on that occasion.

Sioux Center Newspaper of October 23, 1918
Last Wednesday, October 14, a very sensitive blow struck me, as the Lord took to Him my eldest son, James, at the young age of 22 years, a month and ten days. He died unexpectedly at Camp Dodge, where he had gone on the last summons. We have been defeated by this doing of the Lord, but we do not mourn as those who are without hope. As a youth he was honorable and showed, particularly in the last year, that he had a need for the Lord, without whom this battle could not be won. Realizing that many would have to give life, his prayer was that believing in Jesus they might land in the Father's house up there. The fact that he himself has now arrived there comforts our sorrowful hearts.
Many thanks to the neighbors and friends for the help and sympathy shown to us so warmly in this sad experience in our lives. Mrs. J. Doornink and children.


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