Death of Louis M. Boller.

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Death of Louis M. Boller.




The article was obtained from The Fort at Lexington [Illinois] which is run by the Lexington Genealogical and Historical Society in the town where Mr. Boller was born. It is an account of the life of Mr. Boller's brother, Louis M. Boller. It supplies information about life in Lexington, Illinois and the circumstances surrounding his death.








October 1887.


The Fort at Lexington [Illinois].







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Death of Louis M. Boller.

Louis M. Boller, one of the most worthy and popular young men of Lexington is dead. His death occurred at Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, October 4th, 1887, at 1:30 p. m., the result of typhoid ever, with which he was ill about ten days. The remains were brought to Lexington yesterday morning. The funeral services, held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Boller, at three o'clock p.m. conducted by Rev. R. Conover, were attended by a large concourse of friends. The floral tributes were beautiful.

Mr. Boller was born in Lexington August 18th, 1866. He graduated from the Lexington high school in 1881 and the following year entered the dry goods house of Dement & Co., with whom he remained one year, then took a position in the drug store of Packard & Kennedy. He was in the employ of this firm until about the middle of October 1886, when he went to Chicago. He attended the Chicago School of Pharmacy for a short time, then took charge of the city drug store at Pullman and continued in charge until the early part of the summer just past. He returned to Lexington and remained here until the last week in July, when he went to Omaha to accept a position as prescription clerk, where he was when taken sick. His illness was short, and until the last few days not alarming. His mother, Mrs. John Boller, of Lexington, and Mrs. W. J. Boller, of Chicago, left here for Omaha Monday evening but arrived too late to see him alive. He was a most exemplary young man and highly esteemed by all who knew him. His parents, brothers and sisters have the sympathy of the entire community.

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