Barber County Kansas
Died: Louise J. Currie, born June 12, 1846, died March 3, 1900, aged 53 years, 8 months, 21 days.
The death of this noble woman is a source of deep grief to the people of Medicine Lodge and vicinity among whom she lived so long and by whom she was so highly esteemed.
The maiden name of the departed one was Louise J. Petit. She was married at Chetopa, Kansas in 1872 to Charles B. Currie. Five children were born to the union who, with the husband and her aged father, survive and mourn her.
Mrs. Currie was taken sick with pneumonia February 20th, and the disease assumed a violent form from the beginning. Great hopes were entertained for her recovery, however, until a few days before her death and everything was done to relieve her suffering that human hands could do, until the Silent Messenger came at 10 o'clock Saturday night, March 3rd.
The funeral services were held from the family residence on Sunday and although the weather was very unpleasant, a large procession followed the remains to Highland cemetery. Rev. J.F. Irwin conducted the services.
The community has lost a good citizen, the husband a dutiful, affectionate wife and the son and daughters a loving, devoted mother. Their grief is sacred and their friends mourn with them in their very sad misfortune.
C.B. Currie, husband of Louise (Petit) Currie.
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