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
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
Birth Year (Estimated) 1860
Father's Name John Cochran
Mother's Name Margaret Sanders
Spouse's Name Henry B. Lemke
Source: Illinois Online Death records at familysearch.org
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta