Harry (1864 - 1915)
Surnames: KILBURN CHRISTMAN
----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 12/23/1915
Kilburn, Harry (14 JUN 1864 - 20 DEC 1915)
Mr. Harry Kilburn, one of Loyal's oldest and best known men, died suddenly Monday morning, Dec. 20, 1915, at 4:20 o'clock. He had been in apparent good health, but shortly after retiring Sunday night he got up to look out of the window and on his way back to be received a stroke of apoplexy, from which he died at the above mentioned time.
Deceased was born at Trimdon Grange, Durham Co., England, June 14, 1864, and therefore had reached the age of fifty-one years, six months and six days. Jan. 24, 1894 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Christman of Loyal, Clark County, Wis. For many years Mr. Kilburn owned the store now occupied by Ben Picus, and for the past six years has been manager of the Loyal Lumber Co.
Besides his wife he is survived by three children, who are, Veronica, Clara and Anthony, all at home. He also leaves one brother, rev. Wm. Kilburn, at Woodstock, Ill., his step-mother and one sister and two brothers who are still living in England.
His death has brought the bitter cup of sorrow to the lips of friends and relatives. His was a heart of gold. He was one of nature's noblemen in its truest sense, brave, generous, manly. His was the name of honor, and his friends and friendships were sacred to him.
It is sad at any time to stand beside the bed of the dying and watch life's ebbing tide drifting the loved one slowly, perhaps, but surely into the great ocean of eternity, but when there comes whispering from parched lips, "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff comfort me," it brings a balm to the wounded heart.
To the broken hearted wife and children, who sit in sorrow where his footsteps shall never again find echo, we extend the sympathy of the entire community.
The funeral will be held this morning at 9:00 o'clock from St. Balthasar's Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph Stenz officiating.
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