Mrs. Sporrer-Thuett Dead
She Expires Suddenly at Her Residence Last Night at 9:30 PM
Early yesterday morning the announcement was made that Mrs. Sporrer-Thuett was dead. Investigation proved that this report was true. This estimable lady died at her residence between nine and ten o'clock. Her husband, Mr. Thuett, retired shortly after nine; at that time his wife was seated at the dining table eating a lunch.
We learn that Mr. Thuett had been asleep but a short time when he heard a gasping noise in his wife's room. He arose and going into her bed chamber was horrified to find that life was extinct. The cause of Mrs. Thuetts death is assigned to heart failure, from which malady she has been troubled for many years. She had been up in the city during the afternoon, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Louisa, and had made no complaint of illness.
Few persons in Victoria were unknown to Mrs. Thuett. As Miss Mary Sitterle she grew to womanhood in this city and was esteemed by all our citizens. While yet a young woman she married Prof. Sporrer, and with her talented husband was a welcome guest in every home of refinement and culture. Prof. Sporrer established and edited the Deutsche Zieutung shortly after his marriage, and he continued to edit the same until his death, about eighteen years ago.
For several years after her husband's death his widow remained single, but about twelve years ago she married her present husband, Mr. Thuett, and both of them have lived a most happy and contented life. The deceased lady leaves a husband, one son and two daughters to mourn her loss.
A nobler woman than Mrs. Sporrer-Thuett never lived. She was devoted to her husband, her children and her friends. No woman ever worked harder for the upbuilding of the church of her faith, and she was foremost in all works of charity.
The deceased lady was a person of commanding and noble appearance, she was bright, witty and her friendship was of the lasting quality that makes all of her friends and acquaintances offer to Him on High an appeal for those blessings that await the good, charitable and noble Christians called to that better world above.
Victoria Advocate, date unknown
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