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Description: Parker Whalen, who died on the south side last week ...Date: March 18 1894
Newspaper published in: Lake City
Parker Whalen, who died on the south side last week, was born in Indiana, October 24, 1865, and came to this country about four years ago with his young wife and spent the most of the time since as a farm laborer.
Failing health led him to come to this city where he has since resided in the capacity of a common laborer. Failing health led him to come to this city where he has since resided in the capacity of a common laborer. He was quiet and unobtrusive in his manners, willing and industrious, but not strong as he was a constant sufferer from diabetis. During the present winter he acted as hostler for Dr. Burt until his last illness from pneumonia, of which he died.
He leaves a young wife and two little boys in destitute circumstances. Seldom has the writer seen more willing and kindly help given by neighbors and friends showing how kindly all felt toward him, and is believed that the same kindness will be extended to his excellent Christian wife appropriate. Funeral services were held in the Christian church attended by a large audience of sympathizing neighbors and brethren and at the request of the pastor Elder Ross attended the remains to the cemetery.
Edward Gannon was born in Memphis Tennsee, May 11, 1862. During the civil war he was brought to one of the northern states by his mother. On Feb. 17th 1881, he was united in marriage to Miss Angie Viola Darr at Linn county, Iowa, and shortly after removed to Calhoun county, moving into Lake City some three or four years ago. On the 17th of February last, the deceased received a serve attack of inflammation of the bowels. The disease assuming the form of typhoid fever, after a severe suffering of eleven days, on Wednesday morning, Feb. 28th he yielded as a victim of the monster Death, aged 32 years and ten months, leaving a mother, wife and three children, one girl and two boys and also a brother with a host of friends and acquaintance to mourn their loss in his death.
It was a great satisfaction to the deceased to be constantly attended by members of the I. O. O. F. during his sickness. He united with the Lake City Lodge No. 330 Sept. 21, 1892. Received the encampment degrees May 12, 1893, and was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge, No. 30. These were all represented in the large procession that attended the funeral services which were held in the Presbyterian church Friday, March 2, the service being conducted by the Order, and Rev. C. B. Winter of the M. E. church preaching the sermon from II Tim 1:10.