Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - Ida Bell Creeden

I posted earlier about Daniel and Lena Creeden losing both of their children in two years. This is the obituary of their daughter Ida Bell who died on August 11, 1916 in Celina, Ohio at the age of only 11 years. Their son Ned died the year before at the age of 12. I can't imagine what they went through in losing both children so quickly. Daniel was the brother of my great-grandfather Charles Creeden. Their sister Julia lived in Pueblo, Colorado, so Daniel and Lena may have taken Ida Bell there in the hope of improving her health.


Berefit By Loss Of Only 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Creeden Lose Their Beloved Daughter Ida Bell

   Ida Bell Creeden, the eleven years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Creeden died Friday morning at 10:30 oclock at the home of her parents on West Livingston street.
   The child had been in failing health for the past year. Her parents took her to Colorado several months ago, hoping that the change of climate might better her health, but no improvement was made in her condition and they returned home two weeks ago.
   Ida Bell was the only child, a brother having preceeded her in death last October. Profound sympathy is extended to the bereaved parents in the loss which leaves them childless.

Thanks very much to Ken at the Mercer County Public Library for looking up the obituary for me. The article is from the local Celina newspaper, The Daily Standard.

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