Submitted by Melva L Taylor
The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
July 30, 1928 - Saturday
Infection From A Rusty Nail Is Fatal to New Bedford Man
Tampico, Ill., July 30 - (Special) - Cecil Steinke, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steinke of New Bedford, Ill., passed away at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at the Dixon Hospital, where he had been confined for the past two weeks. Death was caused from an infection in his foot which set in after he had stepped on a rusty nail. Besides his parents the youngster is survived by two brothers, Donald and Bobbie.
The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Church in Tampico. Interment will be made in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Tampico.
August 1, 1928 - Monday, pg 6
Funeral of Cecil Steinke
Tampico, Ill., - Aug 1 - (Special) Funeral services of Cecil Steinke, 6 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steinke was held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church., conducted by Rev. Joseph P. Lynch. The pallbearers were Herbert and Lawrence Steinke, Joseph Dawson, and Lawrence Sommer. Burial was in Tampico St. Mary's Cemetery.