GEORGE FRANKLIN EIGHME

A SHADOW OF DEEP SORROW WAS CAST OVER THE COMMUNITY LAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON WHEN THE WORD WAS RECEIVED THAT GEORGE EIGHME, THE SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD SON OF MR. AND MRS. ALFRED EIGHME OF TINGLEY TOWNSHIP, HAD BEEN ACCIDENTALLY KILLED BY THE DISCHARGE OF A 22-CALIBRE RIFLE.

GEORGE FRANKLIN EIGHME WAS BORN MAY 20, 1901, IN RINGGOLD COUNTY IOWA AND DIED AT HIS HOME NEAR TINGLEY, APRIL 10, 1919 AGED 17 YEARS, TEN MONTHS AND TWENTY DAYS.

GEORGE WAS OF A SUNNY, JOVIAL DISPOSITION AND MADE FRIENDS OF ALL WITH WHOM HE ASSOCIATED .  HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED, NOT ONLY IN THE HOME, BUT BY HIS MANY FRIENDS.

HE WAS CONVERTED DURING THE EVANGELISTIC MEETINGS CONDUCTED BY THE REV. STOUT IN 1915 AND IMMEDIATELY UNITED WITH THE TINGLEY CHURCH OF CHRIST.

THE FUNERAL WAS HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON, CONDUCTED BY HIS PASTOR, REV. C. SHAW.  THE PALL BEARERS WERE SELECTED FROM HIS FRIENDS AND WERE ERNEST RICHARDS, CLARENCE MORRISON, RAYMOND BYERS, LLOYD ROUSH, BERTRAM HOUSE AND LLOYD BISCHOFF.  THE MUSIC WAS FURNISHED BY A SEXTETTE SELECTED FROM THE CHURCH OF CHRIST: MRS. A.R. TILLOLSON, MRS. R.E. AHLTON, MISSES BERNICE NELSON AND RUTH CARTER AND JOHN NELSON AND CLARENCE BISCHOFF.  THEY SANG “FACE TO FACE”  “COME YE DISCONSOLATE” AND “AFTER WHILE.”  MRS. JOHN HEYER PLAYED THE ACCOMPANIMENT.  THERE WERE MANY BEAUTIFUL FLORAL OFFERINGS, MUTE TOKENS OF THE HIGH ESTEEM IN WHICH GEORGE WAS HELD IN THE COMMUNITY.

HE LEAVES TO MOURN HIS DEATH HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, HIS BROTHER ROE, NOW ON THE ISLAND OF CUBA WITH THE U.S. MARINES, HIS AGED GRANDMOTHERS, MRS. MARIETTA EIGHME OF MOUNT AYR AND MRS. MARTHA ROWE OF STOCKTON, CA.,  HE LEAVES ALSO AN UNCLE, CHAS. ROWE OF STOCKTON, TWO UNCLES, RUFUS AND LUCIUS EGHME LIVING NEAR TINGLEY AND MRS. H. B. KINSELL OF SAN JOSE, CA.

INTERMENT WAS IN ROSE HILL CEMETERY AT MOUNT AYR.

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