Thursday, June 26, 2008

Arthur Stanford Brakke d; 1904

A Sad Accident
Died, at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs Julius Brakke of Pleasant township, Arthur Stanford Brekke (sic) aged 7 years 6 months and 1 day.
On Monday last, during the absence of his father, the boy went to the stable and lead one of the horses out to the watering trough, and in taking the animal back into the barn another horse standing near the door kicked, striking the boy in the stomach. The boy walked to the house and told his mother that he got kicked, and was immediately taken violently ill. Medical aid was summoned and everything possible done for the sufferer, but he had recived internal injuries from which he died Tuesday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the Lutheran church in Pleasant township. Loving hands tenderly laid the little form to rest, the somber sky and rustle of the falling leaves being in true accord with the solemn scene. To the broken hearted father and mother who sit in sorrow where his footsteps will never again find echo, are extended sympathies and regret.
Transcribed from clipping in old scrapbook...Clark County SD newspaper. Nearby clippings dated 1904. The article spells the last name 2 different ways; Brekke and Brakke.

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