|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1850|
|Death: ||Sep., 1918|
The sad news was received by friends in Hugo, Sunday evening, of the sudden death of Mr. J. M. Borst, at his home in the Amy neighborhood, 22 1/3 miles southwest of Hugo, about 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Mr. Borst had contracted a cold while in Hugo two weeks ago today, and pneumonia was feared. By careful treatment on the part of his devoted wife, he had recovered somewhat, and it was thought the danger had passed. He was up and about the place Sunday morning, apparently feeling all right, and partook of a hearty dinner at noon with his family. About 3 o'clock, he was taken with a severe choking spell, and passed away before medical aid could be summoned from Hugo. The funeral services were held at the home Thursday morning, and interment was in the Hugo Cemetery Thursday afternoon. Rev. Phillips, the new pastor of the Hugo M. E. Church, conducted the services.
Jerome Milton Borst was born at Madison, Wisconsin, August 2, 1850, and grew to manhood in his native state. He graduated from the State University at the age of 22 years, and was a talented musician, later receiving a degree in music. While he could skillfully play almost any instrument, his favorite was an organ, upon which he was an expert player.
In 1879, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Kline, and continued to reside for a number of years in his native state. To this devoted couple was born four sons, Glen of this county; Ray of Malta, Montana; Edward of Rock Elm, Wisconsin; and Volney of Sharon Springs, Kansas; and a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Pitman of Plainville, Kansas, all of whom with the lonely widow survive. He also leaves two brothers, one in Washington; a sister at Sanborn, Iowa; and two half sisters, one in South Dakota and one in Canada.
Mr. Borst removed with his family to this county in June 1908, from Spring Valley, Wisconsin and immediately took up the homestead in the Amy neighborhood which has been his home since. Educated and well posted on matters political, fond lover of music, and congenial with his friends, Mr. Borst was a good conversationalist and loved companionship. Of a social disposition, he readily made friends and he was well known in Hugo, where he made frequent visits, and dealt more or less in the real estate business.
His sons, Glen and Volney, and daughter, Mrs. Blanche Pitman and her husband were in attendance at the funeral, while his sons, Ray and Edward, did not receive word in time to come to Hugo. In their bereavement, the Ledger extends sympathy to the bereaved widow and family.
Range Ledger (Hugo, Lincoln County)
Saturday, September 21, 1918
Created by: Carol Moore
Record added: Apr 03, 2011
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