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 Charley M. Freeland

Charley M. Freeland

Birth
Atchison County, Kansas, USA
Death Oct 1915 (aged 15–16)
Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA
Burial Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 97287089 · View Source
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No death has ever occurred in this community that has caused any more sadness and sorrow than that of Charles Freeland of the Prairie View neighborhood seven miles southwest of Effingham, which occurred Thursday evening. Charles had been sick all summer with kidney trouble, but never gave up his work until in August. At times he suffered intensely and he realized the seriousness of his condition. Physicians of many different medical schools were consulted and on Wednesday he was taken to Kirksville. On Thursday morning he entered the hospital and treatments through the day seemed to bring relief. His brother Ed, and his father visited him several times through the day and were assured by the nurses that there was no need for immediate alarm. After they returned to their room in the evening they were summoned by the message that he had an attack of heart trouble. His death occurred before they reached his bedside. Charles was 16 years, 1 month and 15 days of age. He was a member of the Christian church, a clean, upright young man with a definite aim in life. He had taken a correspondence course in taxidermy and enjoyed the work of mounting bias, tanning hides its. In wood carving he was a genius, but his favorite amusement was work upon the stage, the entertaining of crowds, which he could easily do. One of the strong desires of his life was to become an impersonator and he had planned to enter the High school next year with that aim in view. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Bader of Atchison. Interment was made in the Evergreen cemetery. The funeral was one of the most largely attended, ever held in Effingham. The crowd being estimated at nearly seven hundred. Charles is survived by his parents, Mr.and Mrs. Wm. Freeland, three brothers, Rollo, Edd and Frank, three sisters, Mamie, Alice and Evelyn. Two sisters older, Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper and a baby nine months old, having preceded him.
The New Leaf, Effingham, Kansas 15 Oct 1915, Fri


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  • Created by: Stephen Nottingham
  • Added: 17 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97287089
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charley M. Freeland (1899–Oct 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97287089, citing Effingham Cemetery, Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Nottingham (contributor 47099079) .