Monday, October 21, 2013

Fred STEVENS obituary (1915)

From the Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, January 14, 1915 - page 1, column 6:

Fred Stevens, 13 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens, died Friday night after a short illness with appendicitis. The boy had been ill for about a week, but he apparently grew better and the grave nature of his affliction was not realized until a short time before his death. The appendix ruptured before there was an opportunity to resort to an operation. The funeral was held from the Christian church Sunday morning, being conducted by Rev. Anderson. Burial was at North Salem. The boy was a favorite among his playmates and his untimely death caused much sadness. There were many beautiful floral offerings at the funeral to express the sympathy of the community to the bereaved family.

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