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Monday, December 20, 2010

Siegrist Children - Final

Buried in Same Casket Were Victims of Accident

The Little Brother and Sister Were Laid at Rest Together

The bodies of the two little children of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Seigrist, of South Huthinson, who were killed by a Sante Fe passenger train Saturday, were interred at Eastside Cemetery yesterday afternoon in one little white casket.

Side by side the children lay, Elvin aged 3, and Emma, aged 20 months. Beautiful flowers covered their forms so as to conceal the mangled and maimed heads, as though they were but asleep with their tired heads burrowed in the pillow of roses.

Nearly 700 people gathered at the Methodist church in South Hutchinson yesterday afternoon to attend the funeral service, which was conducted by Rev. W. B. Stevens. Fully 200 were unable to get into the church.

The funeral procession was a mile in length. Four little girls, dressed in white, carried the little casket from the hearse into the church, containing the forms of the little brother and infant sister, who went to death together, and were now being taken together to their last resting place.

It was one of the saddest sights ever witnessed and there was not a dry eye in all the large audience. Like two little buds, snatched from the rosebush, they lay together in the little white casket, and the beautiful flowers banked about their little forms bid that, which the eye could not see without a shudder and left only a scene of beauty, sad, but sweet.

The Hutchinson News 10/23/1911


  1. Thank you for sharing such a sad, sad, story....

  2. So very sad. The "four little girls dressed in white" made me cry - just can't imagine.


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