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THE WESTERN STAR, 30 July 1898
Obituary of ELBERT B. McCUNE
Death of Elbert B. McCune.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, July 24th, the spirit of Elbert B. McCune took it's flight to its celestial home above.

The immediate cause of his death was a hemorrhage of the bowels, as sometimes occurs with typhoid fever.

"Bert," as he was more familiarly known, was a young man of much promise, and his sudden and unexpected death after a short illness of about two weeks, was a severe trial to his beloved parents and the entire family.

The funeral services were held at the home on last Sabbath afternoon at 5 o'clock. The Rev. C. M. Gray, pastor of the M. E. church, officiated and after a simple and impressive service the body was followed to its last resting place by a large circle of sympathizing friends.

He was born in Wayne county, Iowa, August 10, 1878 and came to Comanche county in March, 1885, where he has since resided. At the time of his death he was 19 years, 11 months and 14 days of age. His character is
worthy of emulation. Quiet and unobtrusive in manners, faithful to duty, always ready to sacrifice self for others, pure in spirit and neat in person, having great reverence for things holy and religious, obedient, loving and ever thoughtful of the happiness of father, mother, sisters, and brothers, never in the least selfish or complaining; such a young man with so many rare qualities, can have had only good influence throughout his brief life. His monument is his good deeds, his highest eulogy the memories of many made happy by his thoughtfulness. His parents, the family and friends have suffered an irreparable loss. Even those who knew him well, did not know him at his best. It was reserved to the few to know the sterling qualities of his nature.

Card of Thanks.
To the kind friends who assisted us in our late bereavement we desire to extend our heartfelt thanks. Mere idle words cannot clothe in fitting terms our thankfulness for your care and assistance. We are under
special obligations to R. C. Young for ice.
W. E. McCune and Family.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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