Obit: Link, Frank E. (1877 - 1909)


Surnames: Link, Prescott, Kilbotten

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Wis.) 22 Jul 1909

Frank Link (Jun 1877 – 5 Jul 1909)

Frank Link Dead

The following is clipped from a Twin City paper, under date of July 7th:

"Frank E. Link, of Eau Claire, Wis., chief electrician of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition, died Monday night of peritonitis, aged 35 years."

Frank Link will be remembered by many Greenwood people as the electrician who had charge of the work here for Lovell & Co. when the electric light plant was built.

----Source: Atlantic Evening News (Atlantic, Iowa) 8 Jul 1909

Exposition Official Dead.

Seattle, Wash., July 8. — Frank E. Link of Eau Claire, Wis., chief electrician of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition, died of peritonitis, aged 35 years.

----Source: Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wis.) 7 Jul 1909


We regret to announce the death at Seattle of Frank Link, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Link of this city (Eau Claire, Wis.). On Monday the family received a message from Seattle stating that he was very sick and would be operated on at five o'clock. It would seem that the operation was not successful, for at night a message came to George Prescott, of the Dells Lumber Company stating that he died at 11:30 and to notify his father. Yesterday afternoon the father received a message of his body. It was ordered sent to Eau Claire and is now on its way here. Due notice will be given of date of funeral.

The deceased was born in this city. He was 33 years old. He was a young man of high character and standing and commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him. His untimely death is sincerely deplored. Mr. Link was a member of Co. E, the A.O.U.W., and the M.B.A.

----Source: Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wis.) 13 Jul 1909


The funeral of the late Frank Link will take place today from the family residence at 2:30 p. m. services at the house. Rev. Robert Porter, officiating. Interment at Norwegian cemetery.

The funeral was to have taken place on Monday but was unavoidably postponed owing to the delay in arrival of the remains from the west.

Family Notes

1900 Federal Census, ED 31 Eau Claire city Ward 9, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 4, family 64

Fred Link, white, married, male
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Years Married: 25
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1875

Household Members
Head Fred Link M 48 (Aug 1852) New York
Wife Mersena Link F 47 (Jul 1853) Illinois, 2 children-both living, father b. England, mother b. NY
Son Frank Link M 23 (Jun 1877) Wisconsin
Son Guy Link M 19 (Sep 1881) Wisconsin

Wisconsin Death Records

Bertha M Link
Gender: Female
Death Date: 06 Sep 1903
Death Place: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Age: 23
Birth Date: 1880
Birthplace: Norway
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Frank E Link
Father's Name: Peter Kilbotten
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Name: Olive Kilbotten
Mother's Birthplace: Norway

Washington State Death Records

Frank E. Link
Event Date: 05 Jul 1909
Event Place: Seattle, King, Washington
Gender: Male
Age (Formatted): 30 years 21 days
Birth Year (Estimated): 1879
Father's Name: C.S. Link



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