Sunday’s Obituary: Michael Hollingsworth, 1896, Tonganoxie, KS

Michael Hollingsworth was my husband’s great-grandmother Roselie’s brother. He was only 25 when he died.

13 August 1896, Tonganoxie Mirror, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, KS

A Victim of Typhoid
Last Saturday afternoon, at half past five o’clock, Michael Hollingsworth breathed his last, having succumbed to an attack of typhoid fever.  Funeral services were held next day by Rev. Ballard in the Friends church, and the remains were buried in the cemetery on the hill.
Michael Hollingsworth was born in Buena Vista county, Iowa, April 8, 1871, and came with his parents to Kansas during childhood.  He was united in marriage Nov. 1893 to Miss Betsey Wogan.  She and a two years old child survive him.

Card of Thanks
The undersigned wish to tender their deepest thanks to the many friends who so kindly came to their assistance in the hour of sorrow and trouble over the loss of a loved one.
J.D. Hollingsworth and wife
James Goucher and wife
Betsey Hollingsworth

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  • Cherie Caye berg - November 20, 2011 - 10:00 am

    How sad,Jen! To die so young and with a young wife and child too. Thanks for sharing and remembering.ReplyCancel

  • nick woods - November 21, 2011 - 9:04 am

    His death was such a blow to the family. Michael’s wife was pregnant with their 2nd child when Michael died. The baby was Edgar, born in September.
    In a photo Mother had, the Hollingsworth family was gathered in the yard of a home G-Grandfather Joseph David had built in Tonganoxie. Minnie(adult woman wearing black), Albert, Rosalie, and Mina (both younger sisters wearing black dresses & white aprons), with their parents Joseph & Rosanna and little Grandson Ora. Grandma Rose said, Baby Edgar was asleep in the house. Apparently, Betsy had left the area after the birth of her 2nd son never to return.
    G-Granddautghter Elizabeth Weeks WoodsReplyCancel

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