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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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