Obit: Rankin, Esther (1892? - 1920)
Surnames: RANKIN REED
----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 03/04/1920
Rankin, Esther (1892? - 1 MAR 1920)
Died, at her home in this city (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) Monday, March 1, 1920, Mrs. Ray E. Rankin, aged 27 years.
Seldom has it been our duty to record so sudden a death and on Monday when the fact became known, a feeling of deep sorrow spread over the entire community. She was of an unusually sunny disposition, bright and winning in her ways, so that she made friends with everyone.
Esther Reed Rankin was born in Chicago and received her education there, being a graduate of the Lewis Institute.
Nine years ago she was married to Ray E. Rankin, they moving to a farm near Grand Rapids, where they lived for eight years. Since last May they have lived in Loyal, Clark County, Wis.
Last week she was taken sick with influenza and on Friday gave birth to a daughter, the little one dying.
Mrs. Rankin grew gradually worse until Monday, when death claimed her.
Among us all she ranked as a kind neighbor and friends and her memory will be one which will last through many years to come. She is survived by her husband, father, mother and one sister.
She was a member of the Royal Neighbor Lodge.
The funeral services were held at the home Thursday forenoon and she was laid to rest in the Loyal Cemetery beside her baby.
The sympathy of many friends is extended to the relatives in their bereavement.
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