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"Obituary - Iva Thurman"
Name: Iva Thurman
Married: John Ewing Westover
Death date: March 20, 1919
Cause of death: Influenza which developed into pneumonia.
Death location: Westover farm, four miles east of Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri
Burial date: March 28, 1919
Burial location: Three Rivers Cemetery, St. Genevieve County, Missouri
Name of newspaper publication: Unknown
Newspaper location: Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri
Date published: March 1919
"Transcript of the above obituary"
Title: Five Rest In Single Grave.
The remains of Mr. and Mrs. John Ewing Westover, aged, respectively, 33 and 28 years, and three daughters, aged 11, *8 and 6 years, all of whom died last week, between Wednesday and Saterday, at their home just north of Farmington, were laid to rest in a single grave at Three Rivers cemetery, five miles north of this city, Tuesday afternoon, in the presence of a gathering convervatively estimated at 2,500 people, many of whom had been drawn by the inexpressible sadness of practically an entire family being laid away in a single grave.
The funeral cortege passed through this city at the noon hour, and at that time there were more than a hundred automobiles in the funeral march, and many others continued to fall inline until the cemetery was reached. There an immense grave had been prepared, 7 1-2 feet long and eleven feet wide, for the reception of the five caskets. With the caskets placed far enough apart to permit the passage of several people, more than an hour was required to permit the immense concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends a last look at the dear departed.
The remains were laid to rest in the Woodmen cemetery, the last rites being performed by Rev. Sutton and Rev. Kincaid, both of whom were old friends of the stricken family. Only two little girs of the Westover family remain, the yougest a mere infant, neother being old enough to realize their great loss. They will be cuddled into practical forgetfulness of their great loss amid the tender and devoted kindnesses of those who will look after their welfare.
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