Obit: King, Paul Irving (1897 - 1935)
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Surnames: King, Wicker, Mohl, Lawler, Gordon, Weidler

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Sat., 18 May 1935

King, Paul Irving (7 April 1897 - 12 May 1935)

Paul Irving King, youngest child of George R. and Mary Wicker King, was born at the family home in Humbird on April 7, 1897. He attended the public school in this village and has lived here continuously excepting a while spent in St. Paul in the employ of the express company. Returning, he entered the railroad service, which occupation he continued until his last illness.

On Oct. 9, 1928, he was united in marriage with Miss Karoline Mohl, of Kleinengstingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, the ceremony taking place at the home of his parents in this village, and Mr. King and his young wife made their home with his parents, until their passing away last year.

About the middle of December, last, he became seriously illness with an attack of the pneumonia, the illness being increased by the sickness and death of his father the latter party of that month. Paul was then taken to a hospital and returned home apparently on the road to a complete recovery. Later complications developed and he was taken to an Eau Claire hospital, where he passed away on May 12, 1935, aged 38 years, 1 month and 5 days.

Mr. King is survived by his wife, and two children, Charlotte and Richard; one brother, Edward M. of Seattle; and two sisters, Mrs. Edna Lawler, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Gertrude Gordon, of Faribault, Minn.

Burial services were held Wednesday afternoon, with a prayer at the home and sermon at St. John’s Church, Rev. V. D. Weidler officiating. A large congregation attended the church service and followed the cortege to Mentor Cemetery, where interment was made in the family lot beside his father and mother, who had preceded him in death but a few months.

Many and beautiful were the floral tributes placed upon the casket.

Deceased was a member of St. John’s Reformed Church, and was a member of Humbird lodge No. 41 of Odd Fellows.

 

 


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