Alexander County

Obituary - Henry Block

Cairo Evening Citizen
Sunday, June 9, 1907

Death of Highly Esteemed Citizen

Henry Block succumbed to Pneumonia at his house in this city yesterday afternoon.

The death of Mr. Henry Block, which occurred yesterday afternoon at 3:50 o'clock at his home on Eighth Street, takes from Cairo one of its best and most highly esteemed German citizens. The decedent was 65 years of age.

Mr. Block was stricken with paralysis about four months ago from which he had partially recovered. A few days ago he was taken ill with pneumonia in which in his weakened state he was unable to combat.

The decedent for may years conducted a shoe store on Commercial Avenue but for several years past had been in the shoe repairing business on Washington Ave.

He is survived by five children. Mrs. Carl Mansperger of Gig Harbor, Wash., Mrs. J. J. Lampert of Cincinnati, Misses Louisa and Alma Block and Louis Block of Cairo.

Due notice of funeral will be given.


The Cairo Evening Citizen
Tuesday, 11 Jun 1907
Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Funeral of Henry Block - The funeral of the late Henry Block was held at the family residence on Eighth Street yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Charles H. Armstrong, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. The remains were taken to Villa Ridge cemetery for interment, followed by a large number of friends of the deceased. Mrs. Lampert, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Mansberger, of Gig Harbor, Wash., daughters of the deceased, were unable to attend the funeral.

Contributed 14 Mar 2018 by Jo Ann Block Ramseyer


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