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THE WESTERN STAR, 5 October 1917

Miss Jessie May Swift, aged 15 years, 9 months and 8 days, died at 1:30 p.m. on last Tuesday, October 2, 1917, at the home of her mother, Mrs. W. G. Brew, in the southeastern part of this city. A short time before
her death, she underwent an operation for the removal of a cancerous growth from one of her limbs, but she never rallied from the effects of the operation. Her health had been impaired for some time.

Deceased was born in Phenix, Missouri, on December 24, 1901. In 1910, she moved with her mother to Wichita, and three years later to Coldwater. On March 10, 1915, she became a member of the Presbyterian
church of this city, and she was a faithful and consistent member. She was a member of Mrs. N. A. Lytle's Sunday school class.

Jessie was a kind and lovable girl, and although she suffered much, she was ever hopeful and cheerful. She was a member of the freshman class in the Coldwater high school.

Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the pastor, Rev. A. G. Alexander, being in charge. Six of the high school boys acted as pallbearers. Interment was in the Coldwater
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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