Death of Mrs. Monk
J. W. Monk died at the Canyon hospital Saturday evening. Some
weeks ago she was severely scalded from boiling water at her
home in Middleton. She was working about the stove and
fainting she came into contact with a kettle on the stove,
which upset, throwing the contents all over her. She was
brought to the Canyon hospital, which is conducted by her
daughter, Mrs. Spurgin.
The funeral of
Mrs. Sarah Monk, wife of A. W. Monk, was held at the Baptist
church in Caldwell, Monday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock. On
the platform were W. M. Ewing, B. W. Rice and George R.
Varney, representing the local ministers, and C. R. L. Vawter
and F. R. Brotherton of the Vawter Evangelistic Company. The
large choir was composed of the representatives of the various
choirs of the city, and the music was exceptionally sweet and
tender. Mr. Brotherton, the soloist of the evangelistic
company, sang touchingly, and Mrs. Case comforted all hearts
with her triumphant song. Mr. Varney and Mr. Ewing made brief
remarks, appropriate to the occasion, and Mr. Vawter offered a
sympathetic prayer. The floral pieces were many and beautiful,
and the whole service was a beautiful one. A long line of
autos conveyed the relatives and friends to Canyon cemetery,
where the body was laid to rest, to await the resurrection
This is the second bereavement
that has visited this home within a week, Mrs. Monk's
great-granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Vrooman, a remarkably
sweet baby of three years of age having been buried only the
Wednesday before, the two services being strikingly similar,
except for the age of the individuals called home.
The aged husband, Mr. A. W. Monk, the son. Will Monk, formerly
county treasurer, the daughters, the best known to us being
the ministering angel at the Canyon hospital, Mrs. S. L.
Spurgin, the granddaughter and mother, Mrs. Lela Vrooman, and
the other relatives will have the sympathy and prayers of all
who know them.