All from the Fort Scott, Kansas, Tribune

March 24, 1906

Demer Simpson, the little five year old daughter of Engineer Simpson, of South Clark street, is reported to be quite ill. Her condition was so bad yesterday that she was not expected to live.


March 26, 1906

Elmer Demur Simpson, aged five years, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Simpson, died Saturday night at 9:45 at the family home, 319 South Clark street, of pneumonia, after a short sickness. The death of the child is a severe blow to the parents. He was an exceptionally bright boy and the sunlight of the family. The funeral was held from the First Baptist church this afternoon at 2 o’clock and was largely attended by friends and relatives. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Simpson is an engineer on the Frisco road.


Mar 27, 1906

Mrs. G.W. Simpson, of South Clark street, is reported to be in a critical condition following her nervous collapse yesterday afternoon at the Evergreen cemetery. Mrs. Simpson lost her little five year old son Saturday night, and he was buried yesterday. The blow was a sever one to the mother, and when the little casket was lowered to the grave at the cemetery, Mrs. Simpson swooned and remained unconscious until this morning when the family physician succeeded in reviving her. The death of her little boy was more than she could stand. She is reported to be somewhat improved today. It is a pitiable case.

March 27, 1906

Card of Thanks

Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Simpson, whose home was visited by the angel of death last Saturday night, taking away their little son, wish to extend their thanks through the columns of the Tribune to the many friends who sympathized with them in their sad bereavement, and for the kindness shown during the sickness and death of their little boy.

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