DeKalb County Indiana Obituary


Violet Virginia Keller
Contributed by Roselyn Wells


Aug. 5, 1920, Thursday, The Waterloo Press

 VICTIM OF LOCKJAW DIED LAST SATURDAY

     Violet, Little Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Milton Keller, Stepped on a Piece of Glass.
     Violet Virginia, the ten year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Keller, died for tentanus, commonly known as lock jaw, last Saturday afternoon after a critical illness of several days.
      About three weeks ago she stepped on a piece of glass while at play and barefoot, and at the time nothing serious was even thought of.  However an infection set in and last week a doctor was called and it was found that she was suffering from a bad case of blood poisoning.  On Thursday tentanus developed and the serum treatment was resorted with the hope that her life might be spared, but convulsions set in and later it developed into meningitis and her limbs became paralyzed.  Death resulted on Saturday afternoon.
      The funeral was held from the U. B. church Monday afternoon at two o-clock and the interment took place in the cemetery at Waterloo.
     The death came as a blow to the family as she was a bright little miss and had many friends among the girls of her age.
     Violet Virginia was born at Winemac, Ind., Aug. 25, 1910 and died at Waterloo, Ind., July 31, 1920, aged 9 years, 11 months and 6 days.  She is survived by her father and mother, two sisters, Goldie and Hilda, and three brothers, Vernie, Erma and Victor Lynn.





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