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Fairhaven, Whatcom Co., Washington Herald

September 8(?), 1899


“Death of Anna Templin: One of Fairhaven’s Popular Young Ladies Passes Away After Two Weeks of Sickness”


Miss Anna Florence Templin, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.C. Templin of this city, died on Wednesday, the 6th, at 8:45 o’clock p.m., after an illness of about two weeks.  Miss Templin came home from Seattle three weeks ago last Sunday, feeling somewhat indisposed, but not taking to her bed until two weeks ago today.  She was afflicted with a complication of stomach trouble, not being able to eat and retain sufficient food for nourishment; this condition naturally taxed her vitality to such an extent that each succeeding day found her weaker, and it became evident to her friends that life was slowly ebbing away.  Her physician, Dr. H.A. Compton, did not have much hope of her recovery for two or three days previous to her death, although everything that medical skill could furnish was promptly administered.  Monday and Tuesday of this week found her with much less physical energy than the previous week, and her sinking condition continued until the reaper of death relieved her sufferings, on Wednesday night, when the loved one bid adieu to father, mother, sisters, friends, and passed over the river.


                The untimely taking away was a sudden shock to her parents and other friends, who are left to mourn for a kindly soul whom they had learned to love in life.


                Miss Templin was born at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, March 31, 1873.  She was therefore 26 years of age at the time of her death.  For a year past she has been employed as stenographer with a prominent firm in Seattle, which position she relinquished temporarily on account of ill health, when she returned to Fairhaven over three weeks ago.  In her line of work she was far above the average, while in acts of kindness and gentleness to others she had few equals.  Miss Templin’s funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the home of her parents, on Fourteenth street, Rev. F.S. Wright, of the M.E. Church, officiating.  The remains will be taken on the street car to Bay View cemetery for burial.


                Besides a father and mother, deceased leaves three sisters, Sadie, Ella and Mary, all of whom are at home, and one brother, Frank, who is now in Iowa.


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The Newton Record Thursday, September 14, 1899

Sudden Death of Anna Templin


A telegram brought to Mr. and Mrs. A.(bram) Carrier the sad news of the death of their granddaughter, Miss Anna Templin, which occurred at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Templin, at Fairhaven, Was., on Wednesday evening of last week. The news was a great shock to Mr. and Mrs. Carrier, being so unexpected, Mrs. Carrier having left Fairhaven only a couple of weeks ago, Anna then being in the best of health. Her death was the result of a surgical operation. She was twenty-six years of age, the eldest daughter of her parents. Besides her relatives here she has a large number of Newton friends, who learned to love the bright and happy hearted girl during visits here, and who are deeply grieved over her sudden death. She leaves three sisters and one brother, Frank, the latter now in Newton having returned with his grandmother recently to spend the winter here.