Alfred Lawyer obituary
At St. Olaf Hospital, Tuesday evening, May 31, 1898, of consumption, Alfred E. Lawyer, aged 29 years. He was born in this city in 1870 and lived here most of his life. He spent about ten years at Seattle, St. Louis and other points. He returned from Chicago about a year ago with a severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism, from which he suffered intensely. He was confirmed by Bishop Whipple in Christ Episcopal church last Novemvem (sic). Funeral services were held at his mother's residence Friday, Rev. D. J. W. Somerville officiating. The mother, two sisters and a bother of the deceased survive.