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Licena Lemke

 Aged Woman of Spring Garden Died Early This Morning (Licena Cochran Lemke)

Corner J. D. Dodds received an early morning call today from Spring Garden Township 
notifying him of the death about 3 o'clock this morning of Mrs. Lucina (Licina) LEMKE.  
Mrs. LEMKE, who was 72 years old, it seems lived alone, and two neighbors 
Lawrence C. COCHRAN and Ralph COCHRAN, respectively father and son, were with her 
when she died.

The son testified he called at Mrs. LEMKE's home about 4 p.m. yesterday, looked 
after the fire, gave her a drink of water, and a little grape wine in a spoon, as 
she was too weak to drink it from a glass or cup. The father and son spent the 
night at the home, and the father testified as follows:

"I came over here about dark yesterday and no one was here.  I asked her if 
she wanted anything and she said no.  I went over to Ralph COCHRAN's to see if 
he could come over and stay with me, and we came back together. We never realized 
she was as bad off as she was. About midnight she commenced moaning and about 
3 o'clock she got weaker and stopped moaning. We looked at her and felt her pulse 
and found she was dead."

Other neighbors, men and women were immediately notified of her death and came to 
the home.

Mrs. LEMKE had been in impaired health, and it was stated a physician she consulted 
about seven months ago told her she would live only six months. It is stated death 
was caused by cancer of the breast. Testimony at the inquest showed that Mrs. LEMKE 
had been confined to her bed ever since Saturday.

Corner Dodds may be reached in daytime by calling phone 1008 and at night by calling 
police headquarters 628-J.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Thursday, February 1, 1934
Submitted by; Mary Zinzilieta

Name Licena Lemke Event Date 01 Feb 1934 Event Place Moores Prairie, Jefferson, Illinois Gender Female Marital Status Race Age 74 Birth Year (Estimated) 1860 Birth Date Birthplace Father's Name John Cochran Father's Birthplace Mother's Name Margaret Sanders Mother's Birthplace Occupation Residence Place Address Spouse's Name Henry B. Lemke Spouse's Birthplace Burial Date Burial Place Cemetery Informant's Name Source: Illinois Online Death records at Date: Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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