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James Maurice Funk

(Chicago Telegram, June 29th)

A very sad accident occurred on Saturday afternoon about half past 2 o'clock, resulting in the death by drowning of a little boy. James Maurice Funk, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Funk, 221 Jackson Park, accompanied by Gerald Palmer, Neil Funk, Norman and Royland Annett, went to Jackson Park to have a picnic. They first went to the wooded island and then wandered to the lake to wade. James disappeared, and his companions thought he had gone home, after they had searched all around for him, so his little brother Neil took his shoes and went home, and was much surprised not to find James there. Mrs. Funk hastened to the wooded island, but could see nothing of him. He father also followed, on his return home from business. The search was continued by the police, and a searching party of fifteen. The life saving crew were called about 12 o'clock at night and at 1 a. m. the body of James was discovered in a deep hole inside the breakwater, east of the Peristyle, where he must have fallen when wading around the corner. He was buried at Oakwoods on Tuesday, June 25, at 3 o'clock. Rev. W. E. Tilroe, pastor of the M. E. church, conducted a very appropriate service at the home, 221 Jackson Park terrace, and Rev. A. L. Williams, recot of Christ Episcopal church, officiated at the cemetery. The pallbearers were: Willie Pettigrew, Robert Haines, Ray Dodge, Walter Kerr, Blaine Korrady and Gerald Palmer. These boys were the most intimate friends of James Funk in the Sunday school class. The poor lost child was in the fifth grade, in room 11, in the Woodlawn school. At the request of the parents of the deceased Miss Nettie Smith and Miss Fannie Watson sang "Asleep in Jesus" and "Some Sweet Day" at the funeral service. A great profusion of flowers were sent by friends. Among them were beautiful wreaths of white carnations, tea roses and maidenhair fern from the Sunday school class and the Junior League. James Maurice Funk, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Funk, was born May 20, 1885, at Burlingame, Kan., and was drowned in Lake Michigan June 22, 1895. He was a bright Christian boy and beloved by all who knew him. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends.

The family alluded to above have for some years been summer residents of Porter, living on Main St. just south of the Hedrick cottages. The little boy who lost his life was a bright child and well known here. His sad ending is sincerely regretted by the many friends of the family.

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: July 12, 1895
Volume Number: 12
Issue Number: 14
Page: 1
Column(s): 5

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    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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