Leslie Carlton Poore

W.A. Poore, of Monroe Township returned home last week from attending the funeral of his son, Leslie Carlton Poore, who died in Rochester, MN., following an operation in the hospital. Mr. Poore was with his son when the operation was performed and remained with him to the end, accompanying the body to the home where the funeral services were held. The following  obituary is taken from the Grand Island Daily Independent: Leslie Carlton Poore was born to W. A. Poore and Margaret Poore in Montgomery County, IA., on April 30, 1882 and passed away at Rochester, MN., September 23, 1918, at the age of 36 years, four months and twenty-three days. On June 20, 1908 he was united in marriage to Miss Ida Beberniss. Two children were born to this union: Irene aged nine years and Bernice, aged 6 years. Besides his wife and two daughters he leaves to mourn his death his father, W.A. Poore of Kellerton, IA; three sisters, Mrs. E. J. McMahon of Lincoln, NE., Mrs. E. J. Watson of Dallas, SD and Mrs. C. E. Rassett of Ord, NE., also four half brothers, Alvin, Ralph, Orville and Pearl Poore, of Kellerton, IA. Mr. Poore was converted and united with the church in Maloy, IA., early in life. After moving to Grand Island, NE., he united with the Methodist Church of which he was a member until death. He was a christian gentleman in every sense of the word, a loving father and a faithful husband. He loved his home and all through his lingering affliction his devoted wife left nothing undone that would minister to his comfort or improvement. He was a great sufferer and under a heavy bond of affliction. What is our loss is his gain. “God giveth His beloved sleep.”

Funeral services were conducted from the Trinity Methodist Church on Thursday Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., in charge of Rev. J. Ray Martin and interment was made in the Grand Island Cemetery.

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