From: Susan Nyberg
Caroline Nation Drake’s obit from the Redwood Falls, MN Oct 28, 1913.
“Mrs Drake Dies at St. Luke’s Hospital
“Death caused by pneumonia followed several weeks severe illness - in hospital a week.”
“Came here with husband in April 1879 - Had lived here since that date”
Mrs. Geo Drake died at St. Luke’s hospital, St. Paul last Thursday night at seven thirty o’clock. Death was caused by pneumonia although Mrs. Drake had been unwell for the past eight years and had undergone three surgical operations within the past three years. She was taken to the hospital October 14.
The body was brought to Redwood Friday night and the funeral conducted by H. N. Bell was held at the residence Sunday afternoon. Rev. A. A. Joss read the funeral service and Mesers, Tyson, G. E McKay, Burmeister, Isham, A. C. Schmahl, and Ferris acted as pall-bearers. Interment was made in the redwood Falls cemetary.
Mrs. Drake is survived by here husband, two sons, Eugene W. of St. Paul, and M. Joseph of Redwood Falls, one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Stewart of St. Paul, two sisters and two brothers. Mr. Drake and the children were with Mrs. Drake at the time of her death.
Mrs. Drake, formerly Caroline Nation, was born in London, June 28, 1860. When one year old she came to Albany, New York with her parents and lived there until 1855 when she came to Winona County, this state. Here she lived until she married Geo. Drake in 1871. In 1879 they came to Redwood Falls where they have since made their home.
Although a great sufferer for many years Mrs. Drake had made many friends in Redwood by her helpfulness and cheeriness in adversity. Her loss is a _____ one to her friends as well as the members of her family, who have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
Photo of grave available.
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