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Friday, July 17, 2009

The Death of Vivian Glancy

Tucked away by the low cement wall of Eastside Cemetery I came across a small headstone with a lamb on it. While that may not sound unusual it was the placement of the carving that made me take another look. What I found was the grave of a little girl. I wondered why she died. I stopped by our library to look for her obituary and found it.

Vivian, the little eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Glancy, died last evening at the home on North Main Street. She was quite ill with scarlet fever for several weeks but was thought to have recovered from that attack but complications arose less than a week ago and since then her condition has been critical. She is survived by her parents, a sister, Helen, and many other relatives. No funeral arrangments have been made, awaiting news from relatives.
The Hutchinson News, 12/2/1919

The funeral of little Vivian Glancy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Glancy, will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the family home at 14th and Main. The little girl had been sick with scarlet fever several weeks ago, but had recovered and the house had been thoroughly fumigated and there is no danger whatever to anyone attending the funeral. The family desire it to be known the little girls death was due to complications following scarlet fever.
The Hutchinson News, 12/3/1919

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely and different headstone!always sad when they are for a child.thank you for sharing.


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