The Mount Ayr News, 1897
ANOTHER SUDDEN DEATH
Charles Conquest Dies Suddenly From Heart Failure.
Charles CONQUEST, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. CONQUEST, living north of the fair grounds, died suddenly Monday morning from
heart failure. He had been sick for several weeks with fever but not seriously so, and was able to be around the house all
during the time. Monday morning he was feeling better and came out to breakfast. He was left alone a short time, and when his
mother re-entered the room, he was dying - breathing his last in a few minutes. He was nearly 21 years of age, and a young man
of much promise.
The remains were taken for burial to Davis City on Tuesday, the family having been former residents of Decatur
county. He leaves a father [John W. CONQUEST], mother [Elsie E. CONQUEST], brothers and sisters to mourn his untimely death. In
their affliction they have the sincere sympathy of many friends.
Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
January 28, 1897
DEATH of CHARLES CONQUEST
Tuesday's Mt. Ayr News contained an account of the sudden death, Monday
afternoon, of Charles CONQUEST, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. CONQUEST,
former residents of this county, now residing near Mt. Ayr. It was
thought that death was due to heart disease. The News says: "He was a
young man about 2l years of age, and had been sick for several weeks
with fever, but not confined to his room much of the time. Yesterday
morning he arose and came to the breakfast table, saying that he felt
considerably better. He was left alone in the room for a few minutes,
and when his mother returned to the room, she found him dying. He died a
few minutes later."
The remains were brought to this county Tuesday for burial. The family
has many friends who sympathize with them in their sudden bereavement.
NOTE: Charles CONQUEST was interred at Bethel Cemetery,
Eden Township, Decatur County, Iowa.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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