26 February 2011

Obituary--Infant Son Dake

I have gotten accustomed to seeing obituaries for wives with no first names, and children with no names given.  But come on people!  Three separate mentions in three different community columns and no one knows his name? 
All from the 5 April 1917 Fremont TimesIndicator:

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs Julius Dake died with pneumonia last Friday.  Funeral service were at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dake's parents, Mr. and Mrs. McGowan, near Wooster.  Rev. George Vanwingerden conducted the funeral services and this little one was interred in the Bull cemetery last Sunday.  A little bird of promise was thus cut down, but it will bloom again in the garden of paradise.


Hmmmmm.  Mrs Robertson probably wrote that one.  She seems to have been friends with the Rev. Vanwingerden.  
Here is another notice.

The funeral of the year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Dake was held Sunday at the home of Mrs. Dake's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGowen.  Interment was made in Bull cemetery.

And finally:

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Dake died last Friday of pneumonia.  He was thought to be better and typhoid fever was contracted.  The funeral was held Sunday at the home of Mrs. Dake's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGowen, and interment made in the bull cemetery.  They have much sympathy in their sadness.

So sad that even though three different writers wrote about the death of this little boy, none thought to mention his name.  But after a bit of digging, and checking our transcript for Bull cemetery, the mystery is revealed.  "Dake, LeRoy, son of J. & E Dake.  1916 to 1917."  Rest in peace little LeRoy.

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