Again the dark cloud has been spread over this community. At noon Tuesday when news of the death of Mrs. William Gibson at her home northwest of town reached here the bustle of business life was hushed and a curtain of sorrow enfolded the sorrowing hearts that felt the deep anguish brought by the sad news. That dread disease, flu, entered the home and after several days confinement the anxious wife and mother felt she was sufficiently recovered to take the responsibility of caring for other members of the family. The venture was too great for her and, suffering a relapse, pneumonia set in and she passed away after a short sickness.
The funeral service was held at the home at one o’clock p.m. Thursday on account of the bereft husband and the oldest daughter, Irene, being confined to their beds and under the care of a physician, suffering from the same ailment that marked the first sickness of the devoted wife and mother.
The family is among the oldest settlers in this part of the county, moving here from Custer county, and for a number of years have been engaged in farming and stock raising on one of the best ranches in south Cherry county. The more important details and names of relatives who are expected to be here from distant points to attend the last rites are not obtainable at this time but will be given in the obituary notice published next week.