Clifford Wilder obituary

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Friday, February 18, 1916
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Clifford Wilder.

We copy the following obituary from the Austin Herald concerning the life and sudden death of Clifford Wilder who was well known to many in this community.

"Clifford Wilder, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Wilder of our city, died in the hospital at Beloit Wis., Saturday morning Feb. 12th at 7:45 o'clock from acute bright's disease resulting in blood poison. With his young bride, Hazel Murphy Wilder, Clifford was on his wedding trip. Only ten days before, February 2nd, they had stood before the minister and taken the marriage vows at which time he seemed to be in the best of health with the promise of many years of life. They left on the night train to visit relatives in Beloit. On Sunday he was taken sick and for skilled treatment was taken to the hospital where the end came on the following Saturday.

Clifford Wilder, the third child of his parents was born on a farm in Worth County, Iowa September 24th 1893. With his parents he came to Austin in November 1912. Since last summer he has been in the employ of the Wells, Fargo Express Company.

Clifford was a bright, happy young man who readily made friends and kept them.

Besides the father and mother there are a brother and two sisters in the family, Jay Wilder in business in Brigham, Utah, Mrs. Minnie Smith with her husband resides on the old home farm and Mildred at home with her parents.

The funeral service was held from the parents' residence 810 W. Oakland on Tuesday morning Feb. 15th at 10 o'clock and was conducted by Rev. W. L. Riley. Interment was made in the Woodbury cemetery hear the old home.

The sympathy of the entire community go out to the young wife and the family in this sudden and unexpected bereavement which has come to them.