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THE WESTERN STAR, 3 February 1894

The death angel entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Duncan, Monday evening, and silently bore away their only son, Blaine Duncan, aged 5 years and 3 months. Blaine had only been ill a few days and his death so soon was a sad surprise to his parents and school mates. His death was caused by tonsilitis, and a day or two before death the brave little fellow opened his mouth and allowed the doctor to cut out his tonsils
almost without a murmur, as he was told it might save his life, and he was anxious to live. He had just begun attending school a couple of months ago. Disease had not had time to touch roughly his little body, but like a piece of sculpture marble he lay sleeping. Altought so young, his brightness and winning ways had caused the heart strings of all who came in contact with him to fondly entwine about him; and it sent a pang of sorrow through many homes as the sad news went abroad.

The funeral took place from the High School building at two o;clock Tuesday, at which time Rev. Latham spoke a few words of consolation to parents and friends of the deceased. The funeral was largely attended and the entire school marche in a body from the family reidence to the school building and attended the services, and many followed the remains to the last resting place in the Coldwater cemetery. The death of the young is sad. The hopes, the joys, the aspiratuons of infancy and youth
are blotted out forever and gone out in everlasting night.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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