SHE BLED TO DEATH
Mrs. Zerby Expires at Cedarville from Ruptures of Blood Vessel
SHE IS AN AGED WOMAN
Family Seated at Table When She is Seized With a Fit of Coughing
From Wednesday's Daily
Death under unusually painful circumstances occurred at Cedarville last night When Mrs. Katherine Zerby, aged seventy-six years, ruptured a blood vessel and bled till life was extinct. Mrs. Zerby had been living at the home of her son George Confer and of late had been in very good health.
The family were at the supper table when Mrs. Zerby was seized wit a fit of coughing. She left the table and went to another room. Soon after a blood vessel broke and before medical aid arrived she had bled profusely, Death came at ten minutes to 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Zerby was born in Center County, PA., and had made her home in the west for many years.
Her maiden name was Katherine C. Heckman. She leaves three children, Mrs. Sarah Isenhauer and George Confer of Cedarville and Mrs. Mary Adams of Centre County, Pa.; also one sister in Lincoln, Neb.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the house and later from the Evangelical Church.
Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
Freeport Weekly Bulletin, December 15, 1904
Submitted by: Justine Kamlager-Pennewell-Larson 20 April, 2002