Marie Meyer obituary

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Friday, December 22, 1905
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It again becomes our duty to chronicle the death of one who has been near and dear to many in this community, and who succumbed to the terrible disease of typhoid fever, after a brave struggle of several weeks. The end came last Saturday night, at Leeds, N. D. and the sad message was sent to relatives here. Only the night before she had rallied and the word that there was new hope of her recovery was joyfully received, but it was only to be followed by another that life was no more.

The sudden demise of the two sisters in one week is a severe shock to the family and friends and the sympathy of the community is with them in their bereavement and sore affliction.

Mav Meyer, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Meyer, was born in Nevada township May 15, 1887 and was reared in this community. For several years she was an attendant of the Lyle school and later of the Southern Minnesota Normal College at Austin. She was a kind disposition and during her school days made many friends who will ever cherish her memory. Last spring she went to North Dakota where she was engaged in school teaching near Leeds making her home with her sister, Mrs. Leverson. All went well until the dread disease entered their happy home about a month ago. Her sister, Mrs. Leverson, was stricken with the disease first, but Miss May was to enjoy good health only a week more before she too was a victim.

Their parents here were called to their bedside, but all that they could do and all that medical skill could do was unable to check the disease and after an illness of 17 days the end came. The remains were brought to Lyle to the parents, Tuesday noon, and were laid to rest in the Six Mile Grove cemetery, Thursday afternoon. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Dietrichson of Lyle and Rev, Waldeland, of St. Ansgar.

The remains of the late Mrs. Lewis Leverson of Leeds, N. D., whose death was reported in last weeks issue of the Tribune, were brought to Lyle last Thursday and interment was made in the Six Mile Grove cemetery, Sophia Meyer was born in Nevada Township in Feb. of 1878 and died at her home at Leeds, N. D., Dec. 11. On Dec. 27, 1902 she was married to Lewis Leverson, who survives her. She leaves one sister and four brothers besides her parents to mourn her loss.