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Philip Daly

For some time the dreaded disease diptheria has been prevailing in the Daly settlement, and everything possible seems to have been done to prevent its spreading. Two deaths occurred about a month ago from the above disease mentioned. This not satisfying the "grim destroyer" in his ruthless march and hungry raid until it entered the home of Philip Daly, and claimed the youngest and only son, a lovely little boy of the age of 5 years, who was the idol of his father's heart.

Little Philie was taken sick Monday morning, the family physician being immediately summoned. Further developments proved the child had an attack of diptheria accompanied by membraneous croup, and undoubtedly it was the latter that ended the child's life the day following. The funeral took place Thursday morning. Being afraid of the contagious disease, the sympathizing friends gathered at the homes of the other two brothers and later joined the funeral cortege, which numbered to a lengthy line of hack and carriages, the greater majority being from Valparaiso and Chesterton.

As the rays of the morning sun strained its light on the little white coffin literally covered with flowers, inclosed with a glittering white hearse drawn by two white horses, looked as though the angels had flocked down on earth to convey the body to its last resting place. The funeral proceeded from the house to the family lot at Valparaiso, as the contageous epidemic would not allow it to be taken in the church, except the tolling of the bell.

The broken hearted parents with their two little girls returned home to try and make pleasure of what was left and forget their only brother, for they knew the angels wanted him, and God knoweth best, and as their only reward.

He has gone to that heavenly home beyond, where again we'll meet our brother, where no storms of earth can gather, where he'll live his life anew.

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: November 8, 1895
Volume Number: 12
Issue Number: 30
Page: 4
Column(s): 2

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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