The oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Pettit, in Pleasant township, died Thrusday morning from congestion of the lungs, after an illness of only a few hours' duration. The boy had a sore throat, but no one realized that he was in a dangerous condition. He was eleven years of age. Funeral services are to be held this afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev. E. M. Isaac officiating.
From my Grandmother's scrapbook. No newspaper name or date available. Other nearby dated entries are for 1904. Lake Preston, SD area.