Wyoming Newspaper Project
October 4, 1917
TWIN BOYS DIE FROM DIPHTHERIA - MOTHER AND CHILD STRICKEN
Community Mourns Sad Plight Which Befalls Wm. Dieleman Home
Death entered the household of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Dieleman of southeast of Lost Spring last Friday and Saturday and claimed their ten year old twin boys, Aaron Carl on Friday at noon and Arthur R., about the same hour on Saturday. The lads were ill but a very short time and their sudden passing from the effect of diphtheria, was the most severe shock to the entire community.
The mother in caring for her darling children has contracted the awful disease and is now in a very precarious condition as is also the three year old daughter of the family, but doctors are doing their utmost to save them and are hopeful of success.
While at the fair at Douglas the children bought ice cream cones from a peculiar looking old man, which they now suspect as a German spy who was selling goods infected with germs of this disease. It is hard to believe but from similar reports coming from almost everywhere, of the fiendishness of Prussianism, we are beginning to realize that it is not beneath them to commit such crimes.
The Dieleman family are well known throughout this vicinity. Mr. Dieleman being a brother to A. A. Dieleman, cashier of the Bank of Manville, and the community mourns and extends sympathies to the bereaved family.
Information courtesy of the Wyoming Newspaper Project. The following was published in the Niobrara County news, Manville.
Arthur Amos Dieleman (September 15, 1920 - July 18, 2002)Arthur Earl Dieleman (1907 - September 29, 1917)Arthur Amos Dieleman (August 16, 1886 - October 22, 1920)Cora Elizabeth Dieleman (December 16, 1912 - April 13, 2000)Daniel Wayne Dieleman (October 19, 1909 - November 19, 1990)Dillie Dieleman (1884 - November 3, 1917)Ferne Lucille Dieleman (March 2, 1924 - December 1, 2003)William Walter Dieleman (January 2, 1884 - September 7, 1959)Isabelle Helen Green (July 15, 1910 - January 6, 1994)Clarice Zella McLean (March 24, 1919 - June 26, 1950)Elma McLean (April 11, 1921 - September 17, 2001)Gurney Hugh McLean (July 13, 1938 - July 11, 2015)Hugh L. McLean (April 13, 1912 - March 21, 1993)Nancy Margaret Dieleman McLean (July 25, 1888 - December 2, 1980)
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