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Obituary from "The Advertiser", Clinton, Iowa for Friday, January 14, 1921:
Freedline Petrie passed away at his home, 428 Elm Street, at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the effects of a paralytic stroke, sustained Saturday. A hemorrhage of the brain yesterday was the direct cause of his death.
He was born in Forreston, IL, 76 years ago and was united in marriage December 15, 1881, his wife surviving with three daughters, Mrs. Oda McCune, Mrs. Irene Allesee and Mrs. Lillian Sloppy of this city; also one brother, Louis Petrie, of Dixon, IL, and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Bovey, of Waterloo, and four grandchildren.
Mr. Petrie had been a resident of this city the past 32 years and until one year ago was employed with the Iten Biscuit Company. He was a member of the N.B. Baker Post, G.A.R., having served during the Civil War in the 15th Regiment, Company F, Illinois Infantry. The members of the post will serve as pallbearers and have charge of the funeral.
The funeral services will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs Oda McCune, 647 North Bluff Road, with the Rev. H.C. Culver officiating. Interment will be in Springdale Cemetery.

The following was also in "The Advertiser", Clinton, Iowa on Friday, January 14, 1921:
Funeral services for Freedline Petrie were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon with the Rev. H.C. Culver, pastor of the First M.E. Church officiating at the home of the daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Lollie McCune, 647 Bluff Road. The funeral was in charge of General N.B. Baker post, 88, G.A.R., who also serve as pall bearers. Interment was in Springdale Cemetery.
Relatives and friends from out of the city were Mr. and Mrs. Bovey of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Avey of Mount Morris, IL, Mrs. James DePue of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Lookabaugh of Mt. Morris, IL, and Mrs. Davis of Chicago.

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