Obit: Durkee, Amy (1896 - 1918)

Contact: Audrey Roedl


----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 11/28/1918

Durkee, Amy (10 OCT 1896 - 21 NOV 1918)


The community was again saddened when on Monday morning the sad news came that Amy Durkee was dead. She was taken sick with influenza and pneumonia, her mother being summoned to her bedside last Thursday night. Everything that medical skill and loving care could do, was done but to no avail and she passed away early Monday morning. The time of the funeral is not set but will be the last of the week. The obituary will be printed next week.

(Follow on in The Loyal Tribune 5 December 1918)

Amy Ida Durkee, youngest daughter of Mrs. Emily Durkee was born in the town of Unity Oct. 10, 1896. Her girlhood up to the time she entered High School was spent in the town of Unity. Seven years ago she entered Loyal High School, graduating with her class in June 1915. The next year she worked in the Loyal State Bank as book keeper. In Sept. 1916 she entered St. Lukes hospital at Duluth to fit herself for her chosen life work, that of a trained nurse, and would have graduated from her studies in one month more and from the full course in September of the coming year, but was taken sick with influenza and pneumonia, and passed away at Duluth after a short illness on Nov. 25, 1918 at the age of 22 years 1 month and 15 days. Her constitution was weakened as a result of working over time caring for the fire sufferers and the influenza victims and when she was taken sick, she did not have the strength to fight the disease.

Amy was of an affectionate disposition, bright and winning in her ways and was a general favorite among her school mates and also with her associates at the hospital. It may be said of her, none knew her but to love her. She leaves to mourn her loss a mother, two sisters of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. V. M. Walbridge and Mrs. W. J. Hausle besides many other relatives and a host of friends.

The remains were brought here from Duluth arriving Tuesday morning. The funeral services were held from the M. E. Church on Saturday at 12 o’clock. Rev. E. E. Strevey officiating. She was laid to rest in full nurses uniform, which she would so soon have been privileged to wear, interment being in the Spencer cemetery beside her father. The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.



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