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April 30, 1956, 2;2, Roll #278


Harry L. Gaskill, 75, Dies Sunday; Rites To Be Held Tuesday

Harry L Gaskill, 75, 403 4th Ave., died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday in Community General Hospital after a brief illness

A retired farmer he was a carpenter after he moved to Sterling in 1939.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. DST, Tuesday in the Melvin Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence R Axelson, pastor of the Fourth-Street Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

He was born March 16, 1881 in Zaleski, Ohio, son of Elizabeth and Jacob Gaskill. He married the former Laura Smith on December 5, 1902. She died Sept. 30, 1949.

He farmed in the vicinity of Harmon, Walnut and Ohio for 37 years. He retired in 1939 and moved to Sterling, where he was a carpenter.

He was a member of the Fourth-Street Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Glenn, Sterling; Leslie, Alhambra, Calif.; Marion, Tampico, and Dale, Fantana, Calif.; three daughters,: Mrs. Charles F (Lucille) Smith, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Frank (Jane) Fluck, Sterling; and Mrs. Harold (Evelyn) Hawkins, Sterling; one sister, Mrs. Charles Staples, Princeton and 10 grandchildren.

Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.


Wednesday, May 2, 1956, 2;2, Roll #279


Harry L Gaskill Rites Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Harry L Gaskill were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Melvin Funeral Home, with Rev. Lawrence R Axelson, pastor of the Fourth-Street Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Mrs. J. H. Linn was at the organ, and William J Tonkin sang two selections, “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling” and “Come Ye Disconsolate.”

Pallbearers were Howard Smith, George Halren, John Halgren, Will Kranov, Ezra Guither and Ray Landis.

Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Sara Ciscell, Mrs. Pearl Charvat and LeFevre’s. 

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