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Word was received here the first of the week that Stephen LaRue of Curtis had passed away at Rochester, Minn., where he and Mrs. LaRue both had went for medical treatment.

Mr. LaRue lived near Ingham for a good many years and moved from there about twelve years ago to Curtis. The news of his death came as a shock to his many friends here who did not know that he was in such serious condition.

The funeral will be held today at Curtis, we have not as yet been able to learn as to the burial arrangements.

The Farnam Echo, 43(1):1 Thursday, November 7, 1929


Stephen LaRue was born August 7, 1872 on a farm near Wilton, Wisconsin. His parents were Wm. H. LaRue and Arnstenia (Pahl) LaRue, three years later in March 1875 the family moved on a farm one mile north of Cambridge,k Nebraska and in 1877 on their homestead in Frontier County.

In 1884 they moved near Ingham. Stephen secured such schooling as he could in the district schools.

When 21 years old he took a homestead of his own near Ingham.

On January 1, 1901, he married Miss Elma M. Johnson of Lincoln county. The newly wedded couple lived near Sutherland until 1904 when they moved north of Ingham where they lived for the next 14 years. In March 1918, they settled on the John Underwood farm 3 miles east of Curtis where they lived for over 11 years.

Mr. LaRue was a farmer and stock raiser. He early joined “The Grange” and then the “Modern Woodman of America” at Sutherland. He became a member of “The Independent Order of Odd Fellows” at Farnam in 1906 and “The Masonic” lodge at Curtis about 1913. He has been a director in school District No. 10 for many years.

For the last 8 or 9 years Mr. LaRue has had some chronic trouble. On Tuesday, October 15the and Mrs. LaRue left for the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minnesota. There Mr. LaRue suddenly took sick on October 19th and was placed in the hospital October 21st. He died of acute kidney poisoning at 2:15 P.M, Sunday, November 3, 1929 at the age of 57 years, 2 months and 27 days. He was an industrious man, a good husband and father.

He is survived and mourned by his wife and nine children. Edith married to John Guignard of Hood River, Oregon; Clarence of Veredigre, Nebraska; Clara, Ethel and Louis of Curtis; Floro of the State University Hospital at Omaha, Nebraska; Geneva, Mary, and John M. at home. He is also survived by his mother, Arnstenia LaRue of Sutherland, Nebr., and by two brothers, William of Sutherland and Edwin of Upland, Calif. Four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Aylsworth of Orafino, Nebr.; Mrs. Minta Hall of Douglas, Wyo.; Mrs. Alta Tillotson and Mrs. Nancy Applegate of Ingham, Nebraska.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 7 in the Congregational church by Dr. R.K. Schwab of Curtis. The interment was made in the Curtis cemetery and was in charge of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

The Farnam Echo 43(2):1 Thursday, November 14, 1929

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