The Review mentioned last week of the sickness of diphtheria, of little Dorothy, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Colton.
In spite of the best care and the best medical treatment that the place could afford, little Dorothy breathed her last about 6 o’clock Friday morning, July 14, 1893, and was taken hence amid the sorrow of weeping father, mother, sister and friends, and laid in a beautiful flower-lined grave. On account of the nature of the disease, diphtheria, no funeral services were held, but the little child was placed in a snow white casket and borne on the laps of the parents to the grave, where prayer was uttered by Rev. W. W. Stevens. It was a sad, sad scene, and the hearts than those of sister and parents bled tears of unfeigned sorrow. Services in memory of little Dorothy will be held in the Congregational church next Sunday morning.
July 18, 1893, Evansville Review, p. 1, col. 4, Evansville, Wisconsin