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Obituary of   Charles S Ricketts

Feb. 3, 1927  (Thursday)
The St. Joe News,  St. Joe, Indiana   

Death came suddenly and unannounced to Charles S. Ricketts, of Lake Wilson, Minn., Saturday morning.  Mr. Ricketts was assisting with the butchering and without warning fell dead.  It was a terrible shock to the family and to the friends as they learned of his death. 

Charles S. Ricketts was born in Concord Township, DeKalb county, Indiana, January 24, 1858 and died January 22, 1927.  To his first marriage were born three children:  Mrs. Philip Gass of Los Angeles, Cal., Ira Ricketts, who lives in Duluth, Minn., and Mrs. Josie Carlson of Willmar, Minn., who died seven years ago. 

Mr. Ricketts was married again to Mrs. Ada Butler of West Union, Iowa, June 25, 1920.  To this union were born two children:  Gerald and Lila, who were at home. 

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Slayton, Minn., Tuesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Palmer of Lake Wilson and interment made in the Slayton cemetery. 

Charles Ricketts has been a resident of Western Murray for nearly thirty years and had a wide circle of friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.   Those from away who attended the funeral were:   Ira Ricketts of Duluth, Minn., Glen Gass of Minneapolis and Mrs. and Mrs. Ben Bump of Stone Lake, Wis.

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