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Elizabeth Finlayson Hjerpe
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Birth: 1888
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1918
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

The night before her death, Lizzie asked husband Edward to put her wedding ring on her finger. She was scared & so very ill.
Edward desribed his beloved wife as "Oh, she was in perfect spirits all the time."

Illinois Deaths Certificate
Name: Elizabeth Hjarpe
Birth Date: June 16 [or 6] abt 1888
Birth Place: Chicago
Death Date: 21 Oct 1918
Death Place: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Burial Date: 21 Oct 1918
Cemetery Name: Oak Woods
Death Age: 30
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Female
Street Address: 2865 E. 93rd St., 8th Ward
Father: Finlayson, b. Scotland
Mother: Not Known, b. Ireland
Informant: Edward Hjarpe, 2865 E. 93rd St
Cert # 31744

Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index
Groom: Edward R Hjerpe
Bride: Lizzie Frilaysan
Marriage Date: 11 Feb 1916

Death
From reading inquest & death certificate:
Fatally ill and delirious with fever, Lizzie fell out of a 2nd story window at home, 2865 E. 93rd St, at abt 6:20 a.m. 21 Oct 1918. She died within minutes. A coroner's inquest was held with the following witnesses: her husband Edward Hjerpe; the attending doctor, Robert A Pointon; and Tom Pappas, a man who rushed to her aid after the fall. Her death certificate does not mention the fall and lists as cause of death lobar pneumonia complicated by organic heart disease.

In the inquest transcript husband Edward Hjerpe reports her 30th birthday as June 6, 1918 (death cert may say June 16, or could be a common followed by 6). She was born at South Chicago where he was also born. Her father is from Scotland and mother from Ireland.
Lizzie was 5'7", 166 pounds, no children, married 3 yrs next Feb. Edward's mother lives nearby.
Lizzie had been very ill for several days. The doctor (Robert A Pointon) said she had lobar pneumonia complicated by chronic organic heart disease ("Leaking heart"). She was feverish, spitting up blood, and may die within 24 hours due to pneumonia complicated by heart disease.
The night before her death, Lizzie asked Edward to put her wedding ring on her finger. She was scared. Edward desribed his beloved wife as "Oh, she was in perfect spirits all the time." May God bless her sweet soul.
Note: "Retirednow7" shared images if death inquest & death certificate (husband informant) on family tree ancestry.com. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elizabeth McKitrick Spear (1863 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward R Hjerpe (1888 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
No Headstone
"Section, O5, is like a Potter's Field, hundreds of graves and almost no markers."
Also no marker for mother.
(Per volunteer "Dear Cousin", May 2013)
 
Burial:
Oak Woods Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section O, Division 5, Lot: 109
 
Created by: GreenHills Stones Callin...
Record added: Oct 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98523619
Elizabeth <i>Finlayson</i> Hjerpe
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