MARKRETTA KEHL BAUM

unknown newspaper, 1928

Aged Woman Who Broke Her Hip Dies With Pneumonia - Mrs. Margaret Baum, residing near Nortonville, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at Passavant Hospital. She was brought to the hospital following an accident at her home, in which she fell and fractured her right hip. She was 90 years, 11 months and 19 days old at the time of her death. She made her home with her niece, Mrs. Thana Sorrells, near Nortonville. Coroner C.S. Young impaneled a jury at Murrayville and an inquest was held at the Thompson Undertaking Parlors at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The jury heard testimony from Mrs. Sorrells and from Dr. G.O. Webster of Murrayville, and returned a verdict that decedent came to her death from bronchial pneumonia, with a fracture of the femur at the right hip as a contributory cause. The accident occurred July 27 at the Sorrells' home, the broken hip being the result of a fall. The jury consisted of Mrs. Susan Carlson, foreman; Joe Kelly, C.E. Bolton, Mrs. J.L. Wyatt, Mrs. Lily Jones and Thomas M. Ring, clerk. Margaret Kehl was born in Germany and came to this country when she was sixteen years of age. She was married to George Baum, who preceded her in death many years ago. She was the mother of eight children, of whom only one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Rhodes of Petersburg, survives. For the past seven years Mrs. Baum has made her home with her niece, Mrs. Edgar Sorrells. The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Baum was held from the Lutheran church at Petersburg at 11 o'clock Monday, Rev. Benj. H. Selcke officiating, music by the church choir. The pall bearers were friends in the old home community of Petersburg, Messrs. Henry Eichenler, Geo. Jurgens, August Hoffman, Louis George and Clarence Stier. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery near Petersburg.

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