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Death of Mrs. Elbridge Jewell


Mrs. Lucy A. Jewell, after a week's illness from malignant diphtheria, died at her home just north of Cassopolis at an early hour Monday morning, September 28, 1908. and was buried in Prospect Hill cemetery in the evening of the same day without public funeral.  Her son Fred is convalescing from the same disease.  For some time he has been night operator at the Grand Trunk passenger house and about two weeks ago was afflicted  with sore throat supposed at the time to be a simple case of tonsilitis but which rapidly developed into diphtheria in a serious form.  His mother while caring for him contracted the fatal disease and the home was placed under strict quarantine.


Mrs. Jewell was the daughter of Charles F. S. and Susan Batchelor Davis, and was born in Dowagiac, January 28, 1859. In November 1880, two years after she, with her parents, came from Ohio, she was married to Elbridge Jewell and has been a faithful wife and mother. To this union there were born two sons, Hiram E. a telegraph operator at Vicksburg, and Fred C., before mentioned.


The members of the Hive No. 406, Ladies of the Modern Maccabees, of which the deceased was a respected member, met at their hall in Cassopolis, Wednesday.


Received from Cara Davis Stemen, 4 Dec 2006