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Basil Harvey Shoemaker
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1909
Death: Mar. 30, 1911

Decatur County Journal
Leon, Iowa
Thursday, April 20, 1911

The community was shocked and saddened Thursday to learn that death had entered the home of L.H. SHOEMAKER and taken their youngest child, BASIL.
It is a sad blow to the parents to lose this precious little one, and the heartfelt sympathy of all is with them in their dark time of sorrow.

BASIL HARVEY SHOEMAKER was born February 22, 1909, and died March 30, 1911, making his age 2 years, 1 month and 8 days.

The disease which brought the end was lung fever, following an attack of Measles, the period of illness covering not quite two weeks, the little Sufferer breathing his last at one o'clock Thursday afternoon.

BASIL had been a frail child in infancy, but within the last year he seemed to gather strength and became hearty and rosy cheeked, and trudged manfully to his father's store almost daily with his sister, who will sadly miss her little playmate as time goes on. BASIL was bright beyond his years, one which we could love and cherish fondly. He was just learning to talk and was endearing himself to the household more deeply with every passing day and it seems particularly hard to give the little fellow up at the time when their hopes for him were brightest.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Friday Afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the charge of the pastor, Rev. Geo. H. Welan, who spoke words of solace to the bereaved family. Following the service at the church interment was made in the old City Cemetery, the little loved form being carried tenderly to final rest.

The pall bearers were: Misses Alta Severe, Jessie Adkins, Ida Bailey and Henrietta Fowler.

-- Davis City News .
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Lewis Harvey Shoemaker (1856 - 1936)
  Effie May Bleeze Shoemaker (1867 - 1955)
 
 Siblings:
  Jimmie S. Shoemaker (1883 - 1884)*
  Jimmie S Shoemaker (1883 - 1884)*
  George Franklin Shoemaker (1885 - 1967)*
  Ovid Earl Shoemaker (1888 - 1968)*
  Gracie May Shoemaker (1894 - 1896)*
  Edgar Bleeze Shoemaker (1896 - 1902)*
  Willie Raymond Shoemaker (1900 - 1901)*
  Basil Harvey Shoemaker (1909 - 1911)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Son of L. H. and E. M. Shoemaker.
 
Burial:
Old Davis City Cemetery
Davis City
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Plot: F7-1
 
Maintained by: LRobin
Originally Created by: Thelma Jane Dorsey
Record added: Sep 29, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6808835
Basil Harvey Shoemaker
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Added by: Sharon R. Becker
 
 
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United States Census, 1910 Name: Basil H Shoemaker Event Place: Burrell, Decatur, Iowa Gender: Male Age: 1 Marital Status: Single Race: White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Birth Year (Estimated): 1909 Birthplace: Iowa Father's Birthplace: Indiana...(Read more)
- William & Mary Kelly
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
 
 
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