09 May 2010

Obituary--Christian Worthner

Another rather Mrs. Robertson obituary. And brief though it is, she still is shocked!

From the 1 April 1915, Fremont Times-Indicator:

Hesperia
Mrs. Wm. Robertson, correspondent
Hesperia was shocked last Thursday morning when the word was received down town that Christian Worthner was found dead in his bed. Mr Worthner had apparently been all right as he worked in Manley Seymour's shop the day before. The family came to Hesperia from Indiana three or four years ago and are people that are held in the highest esteem in church and other circles. Mr. Worthner was 53 years old and he leaves a wife, two girls and a son. The funeral was held in the Mission church and largely attended. Rev. David Stucky from DeKalb, Ind., officiated. Interment in West cemetery.

What I find shocking is that I find so much enjoyment in the writing style of a woman who was writing these obits 95 years ago!

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