Obituaries

 

 

Lester Burrill

 

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YOUTHFUL SOLDIERS SUCCUMB TO INFLUENZA
ONLY A FEW WEEKS IN SERVICE

 


Word has been received in LeMars of the death of Lester Burrill , who died at South Bend, Ind., on Friday of pneumonia. Lester was in training camp at Notre Dame university. He was nineteen years of age and was a son of Robert Burrill, a member of a well known Liberty township family, who resides in Sioux City. Lester was born on a farm in Johnson township. He later attended the Akron high school and assisted his uncle, W.W. Burrill in a clothing store. He attended Trinity College, Leeds, and was graduated from that institution last year. He was a member of the Student Army training corps at Notre Dame university. While attending school young Burrill was one of the most popular boys among his associates and took a prominent part in school circles.

He is survived by his father, Robert Burrill, of Sioux City, two brothers and two sisters, who are Clarence, of Omaha, Neb.; Percy of Massilion, Ohio; Stella, living in LeMars and Rosalie, who lives in
Merrill. His mother died thirteen years ago.

The body will be shipped here for burial. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed as relatives have not been notified as to when the remains will arrive.
 

 


-source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa; 22 October  1918

 

-Submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties http://www.iagenweb.org
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator http://www.iowaoldpress.com/index.html