I always hate reading obituaries for people who were taken in the prime of their life.
This man was a son of Milton Francis Sanchez, a brother to my great-grandfather, Theodore Francis Sanchez. He would have been my grandfather’s first cousin, although he died the same year my grandpa was born.
The article doesn’t mention what this man died of, but he was only 34 yrs old and left behind a wife and four children. Very sad.
This was an unidentified clipping, so I don’t have info on the newspaper it was from. I’m sure it was a local paper though – in Keokuk county, IA.
Frederick M. Sanches, son of Milton and Almeda Sanchez, was born near Hedrick, July 3rd, 1884 and passed into the Great Beyond at his home in Martinsburg, Oct. 10th, 1918, at the age of 34 yrs. 3 mo. and 7 days.
He was converted in the M.E. Church of this place in early life. At the time of his death he was a respected member of both the Masonic and Modern Woodman Lodge. He leaves to mourn his loss his father and mother a devoted wife and four children, Glady Marie, Mary Almeda, William Frederick, and Paul Eugene. One sister, Mrs. Belle Lotspiech and one brother, Harry Sanchez besides a host of near and dear friends who extend to the bereaved family their sincere sympathy in their hour of their bereavement.
Private services were conducted at the home Saturday at 2:30 P.M. by Rev. Chas. Hawk of the M.E. church. Interment was at the Mt. Zion cemetery.
The Martinsburg Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the grave.