|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1859|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1893|
(Source: Minnesota Newspaper "The Bulletin")
One of the sadest events that has occurred in any of the towns to the towns north of the village since their settlement, took place last week in the death of Mrs. D.D. Geddes - town of Keystone, MN. Many things in connection with it make it a very sad bereavement indeed.
Ellen Euphemia (McDonald) Geddes, a young women, 33 years of age, cut down almost without a moments warning, dying before her husband and mother could reach her bedside, leaving six small children behind her, to them an irrepairable loss that nothing can make good; the husband, one of the most prosperous men in town, almost stupefied with the suddenness of the loss that has befallen him. All these things go to make the death a sad one indeed. As she was dying she turned her eyes towards the little ones that were weeping around her bed and said "How I love these children, how hard it is to leave them", and passed away into that far off country from whence there is no return. It is not necessary to dilate upon the good qualities of the deceased, in every way a good woman, who was able to rejoice in the blessed hope, having no dependence on self. The high esteem in which the deceased was held was amply demonstrated by the large concourse of people who followed the remains to the grave, the church at the Marais being filled with mourners and those who came to show their sympathy to the bereaved. The Bulletin extends sympathy on behalf of itself and its readers to the bereaved husband and relatives.
Deceased was born in Frontenac County, Ontario, August 18, 1859. Was married to D.D. Geddes in 1881. Six children blessed their home, five girls and one boy.
Burial: Nisbet Cemetery, Huntsville Township, Polk County, Minnesota.
David D Geddes (1855 - 1935)*
Wilbert James Geddes (1889 - 1961)*
Tena Belle Geddes Miller (1892 - 1984)*
Created by: Maureen Vaudrin Laughery
Record added: Sep 09, 2010
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