1/4/1924 Obituary - Osborne Family
While we were at the news archives in the Oklahoma History Center earlier this week we found this obituary in the January 10, 1924, The Daily Alva Review-Courier. That and the news stories of the fire were easy to find even though we only had the year (1924) to go by.
OBITUARY... Harvey Osborne was born at Cofferville, Indiana, November 9, 1878 and departed this life on January 4, 1924, at the age of 45 years, 2 months and 27 days.
Alice Opal Osborne was born near Alva, March 20, 1909 and died January 4, 1924, at the age of 14 years, 9 months and 15 days.
George Galen Osborne was born near Alva, February 26, 1912 and died January 4, 1924.
James Oscar Osborne died at the Alva hospital Sunday January 6, at the age of 13 years and three months. Oscar, it will be remembered, was badly burned with his father, sister, and brother, who died Friday morning. he was very patient in his condition, and while his father, sister, and brother were being laid to rest besides his other brothers and sisters, Saturday afternoon, January, little Oscar lay patiently awaiting the return of his relatives and friends to be at his bedside. He never complained and was pleased with all that was being done for him.
Harvey Osborne joined the Methodist Episcopal church at the age of 18. At the age of 22 he married Miss Minnie Perks, and to this union was born ten children, of whom two daughters survive. One year after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Osborne came to Oklahoma, and settled on a claim 18 miles northwest of Alva, where he resided for nearly 15 years. Then moving to Missouri for one ywar they decided to come back to the old homestead. The family then moved to Hardtner, Kansas, on a wheat farm where they resided for three years. In the fall of 1923 the family moved back to the old homestead, where they remained until the death of Mr. Osborne, and three of the children in a sad accident.
Mr. Osborne and his three children have joined the other five children in the Great Beyond. They leave to mourn, a mother and wife, Mrs. Minnie Osborne, two sisters and daughters, Mrs. Ira Maxwell and Mrs. Ralph Maxwell, and a host of relatives and friends.
The entire community and the people of the surrounding neighborhood sympathize with the bereaved family.
Card of Thanks -- We wish to express our sincere gratitude tot he people of the neighborhood and ocunty for the many kindnesses they have shown us in these terrible hours of sorrow. We also wish to thank the merchants and business men, and the clubs of the different towns, who so kindly came to our aid. Mrs. Harvey Osborne, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Maxwell, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Maxwell.
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