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Wathen, Helen 1914 - 1921

WATHEN, WALTER, FISKO, LAXON, HENNESEY, TINDALL

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 12/29/2017 at 10:56:24

Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Feb. 1921. Garber column.

Little Helen Wathen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wathen, passed away at her home here on Tuesday evening, Feb. 9. The cause of her death was appendicitis.

Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Feb. 1921. Elkport Personals column.

The funeral of little Miss Helen Wathen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wathen, who died at her home in Garber on Tuesday evening at the age of seven years, was held Friday morning at the house. Rev. F. Riggs officiated and the funeral was largely attended, her little schoolmates attending in a body. Death was caused by appendicitis and interment was at Mount Harmony.

Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Feb. 1921. Garber column.

Mrs. Alex Walter of Strawberry Point is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Bert Wathen of this place. She was called here by the death of her granddaughter, Helen Wathen.

Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Feb. 1921. Garber column.

At an early hour Tuesday evening the sad news was spread abroad Garber that Helen, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wathen had departed into the sleep that know no awakening in this life.

Besides her parents, she leaves to mourn, one sister, Mrs. Thor Fisko of Garber, and one brother, Russell, at home.

She had been in good health and attended school regularly until she was taken sick with appendicitis which was only four days prior to her death.

Helen was born March 2, 1914, and reached the age of 6 years, 11 months and 7 days. Of an affectionate disposition she had entwined herself into the hearts of not only her parents, sister, brother and playmates, but also all who knew her. Would that we could write something that could convey the words of sympathy that is felt by our people for these dear suffering parents. Words of condolence are empty at this time. The heart must wrestle with its grief until nature asserts itself and thoughts of the living take a part of the place of the departed. Helen, pure in thought and deed, has gone to make up the company of precious jewels. It must be well with her. That is the only comfort at this time.

The funeral services were held at the home Friday a.m. at 11 o'clock and were attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Rev. F. Riggs officiated. The pall bearers were Helen Prolow, Ivanelle Waterman, Mae Purman and Julia Zapf.

The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The teachers and pupils of the Primary Department of the Elkport Public Schools, of which Helen was a member acted as escort at the funeral. The little ones sang a song and offered sprays of flowers as they cast a last look upon their loving playmate.

Interment was made at Mt. Harmony cemetery.

Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Alec Walters, of Strawberry Point; Mrs. Minnie Laxon and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Laxon, of Earlville; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hennesey, of Greeley; Mr. and Mrs. Ike Tindall, of Guttenberg; and Mr. and Mrs. John Wathen, of Edgewood.


 

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