18 March 2010

Obituary--Fannie Misner

This obituary is another child, and like most children's obituaries, unless a tragic death like the previous posting, was found in the community gossip column.
The community columns died out about the same time as the telephone party lines in this area, in the 5o's and 60's. But I think they (both the columns and the party lines, not that I think about it) served an important role in the community, helping to create the sense of community and sharing. Although, granted, with the party line telephone, the sharing may not have been intentional on the part of the informant.

From the 18 September 1913, Fremont Times-Indicator.


Fannie Cinderella Misner, daughter of Mr and Mrs Orville Misner was born January 15, 1898 and died Sunday, September 7th, 1913, aged 15 years, 7 months and 23 days. She had never enjoyed good health.
She leaves her father and mother, four sisters and one brother to mourn their loss.
Interment was made in Lincoln cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. Geo. VanWyngarden.

It always intrigued me how so often the obituaries, as well as the old death certificates gave age by years, months, and days. Who sat down and figured that out? And when they calculated the extra days, did they adjust it or make allowance for the odd numbered months? I'm just glad I don't have to set down and figure it out.

1 comment:

  1. So strange, I googled Cinderella today, and I can't believe I found this. She was my great, great, great cousin, or something like that. I have a drawing of her, and lots of old pictures.


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