Donald (1905 - 1918)
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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 04/04/1926
Rowley, Donald (20 AUG 1905 - 1 APR 1918)
DEATH OF DONALD ROWLEY The sad new cam as a shock to everyone Tuesday when word reached us that Donald Rowley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Rowley living South of the village, was dead.
He was taken sick with appendicitis and accompanied by his parents he went to the Sacred Heart hospital at Eau Claire Monday morning but there was very little chance for help and he passed away at 11 o’clock Monday night. The funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in this week at 2 o’clock.
(Follow on in The Loyal Tribune 11 April 1918)
Donald J. Rowley was born in the town of Dover, Racine Co. Wis. Aug. 20, 1905. The family came to Clark Co. in 1913 and settled in the town of Loyal where they now reside.
Both in the town of his birth and at joint Dist. School No. 5, he made rapid progress in preparing for life’s activities. As a student he manifested a keen interest in his work and won the esteem and friendship of his schoolmates. He was also a member of the Free Methodist Sunday school where his genial nature and smiling face will long be remembered.
After an illness of a few days it was deemed best that he undergo an operation. This effort, however, to save his life proved unavailing and his soul took flight ti the God who gave it, at 11:25 o’clock, Monday night April 1, 1918, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wis.
The deceased leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Rowley, two brothers, George and Edward, and two sisters, Dorothy and Lucy, together with a multitude of friends to mourn his untimely death.
Funeral services were held at the Loyal Methodist Church by Rev. E. C. Case assisted by Rev. E. E. Strevey at 2 p.m. Friday April 5, 1918.
The remains were interred in the Loyal cemetery, there to await the first resurrection.
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