Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ella Eggen

Ella Eggen Dies in Minneapolis (dated June 9, 1913)

A telegram reached here Monday containing the sad news of the death of Miss Ella Eggen who passed away at the Swedish hospital in Minneapolis early that morning, following an operation which it was hoped would restore her to health, but in her weakened condition she never fully recovered from it. She had been a sufferer from tuberculosis for a number of years, but up til a short time ago she kept at her work athe county seat where she was employed in a store, and later in the county treasurer's office.

The remains arrived from Minneapolis Tuesday evening and were met at the Great Northern depot by a large crowd of freiends. On account of her brother, Gus, from Canada, not being able to reach here the funeral was postponed until today and will be held this afternnoon at one o'clock at the Lutheran church.

Miss Eggen was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Eggen and was 23 years of age. Her death although not coming entirely unexpected came as a shock to her many friends who held her in high esteem. The sympathy of the Vienna people is extended tot he bereaved family in their time of sorrow.

From Clark County SD newspaper clipping in Grandmother's scrapbook. 1913.

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