John Willis (1933 - 1936)
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Surnames: Succumb, Armitage, Gower, White
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 9 April 1936
Succumb, John Willis (8 March 1933 - 6 April 1936)
Succumb, Beverly Jean (30 Nov. 1931 - 7 April 1936)
INFLUENZA FATAL TO TWO CHILDREN
Mr. and Mrs. Lisle Armitage Succumb
Great sorrow came to our community on Tuesday morning of this week when it as learned that the two infant and only children of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Armitage of the Town of Weston had passed away following a two weeks siege of the old-fashioned influenza.
The younger child, John Willis, born March 8th, 1933, died on Monday evening, three years old, lacking two days, and his sister, Beverly Jean, born November 30, 1931, died eleven hours later on Tuesday morning.
The greatness of grief is also intensified by the fact that the mother of the children is confined to her bed with the same disease and is a grave condition.
The two children are survived by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Armitage, who have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends, and by their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gower of Granton, Wisconsin, and by their grandmother, Mrs. Geo. *Iffland of Alma Center, Wisconsin. *This surname could be off in spelling, it was blurred.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Lowe Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Paul B. White, officiating, and burial will take place in the local cemetery.
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