17 August 2012

Obituary--Eva M (Mrs. Harry) Hooker

This is a straightforward simple obituary, of a woman who lived nearly her whole life in this area.  While born outside Newaygo county, her early home was in a neighboring township.  Her surname and that of her husband, are names of people in my neighborhood.  She was very young, but, since she attended what later became Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, she was apparently healthy enough to venture from home.   I wonder, given the death coming a mere 9 months after marriage if she died in childbirth. 

From the 20 February 1930 Fremont TimesIndicator:

MRS HARRY HOOKER PASSES AWAY IN FREMONT HOSPITAL

Mrs. Harry Hooker passed away Tuesday at Gerber Memorial hospital.  She was 23 years, five months and 21 days old.
Mrs Hooker, whose maiden name was Eva M. Church was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Riley Church and was born in Holton township August 27, 1906 .  She spent the greater part of her life in that vicinity.  She graduated from the Holton high school and later attended Western State Teachers college, Kalamazoo.
She was married May 17, 1929, to Harry Hooker of Brookside and sonce (repeated line here that apparently covers another line) Harry Hooker of Brookside and since Croton where Mr. Hooker teaches school.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, four sisters and three brothers.
The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon ad 12:30 o'clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Riley Church and at the 1:30 o'clock from the Reeman christian Reformed church.  The pastor, Rev. Herman Goodyk, will officiate.  Interment will be in Reeman cemetery.

I think the editors had a bit of problem correcting their spelling error.  They changed sonce to since, but put the correction in place of the wrong line.  I dare say the missing line went something like "since then they have resided in Croton."

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