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Tampico Tornado, Thurs., July 15, 1915

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ANOTHER PIONEER IS GONE 

Virgil McKenzie Pioneer Citizen of Yorktown Died at His Home Sunday Night

Virgil McKenzie one of the oldest citizens of Fairfield township and who had the remarkable record of having lived on one farm for more than fifty-five years died at his home in Yorktown Sunday night about 11 o'clock. Death came as the result of a stroke having been first taken about the middle of M** from which he recovered and was able to be about until last Friday when he suffered another one and in the evening of that day became unconscious and gradually sank until the end came Sunday evening.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Yorktown Christian and interment will be in the Yorktown cemetery. Elder Miles Brownrigg, pastor of the Tampico Christian church will have charge of the services. 

. He was a Modern Woodman having held his $2000 policy since 1892 Had he lived until July 28th, he would of been 71 years of age. 

He was actively associated with the affairs of Fairfield township and with *************************************************************  of a gentle nature he made many friends who with the relatives mourn the passing of a good neighbor, father, husband and friend. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen and held $$2000 insurance in that order.

He leaves to mourn, his wife, one son, one brother Albert McKenzie of New Bedford, Ills., one sister. Mrs. Lucinda Foy of Minot, N. D., besides a large circle of relatives and friends

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