SMALL SON OF MR. AND MRS. EARL THOMALLA DROWNS
This community was shocked and deeply grieved to learn of the tragic accident at the farm home of Mr. And Mrs. Earl Thomalla, when their little son, Douglas Dowain was found drowned at their home Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Thomalla left the little tot in the yard, which was fenced, and in about 15 minutes after she had seen him playing she went to locate him and as he had disappeared through a hole under the fence by the gate she started searching for him. When she had looked every place she thought he might be near the barn, including a search in the tank and hog waterer she went to the field where Mr. Thomalla was working and when he was not to be found there, they returned to find that he had gotten into the hog waterer. They rushed him to the hospital but were unable to revive him.
Though his stay upon earth was of short duration he had endeared himself to his parents and his many other relatives and friends who will all miss him. He had reached the age of one year, 8 months and 11 days.
Funeral services were held from the Catholic church Thursday morning at 10:00 oclock.
He is survived by his parents, Leila Belle and Earl Thomalla, his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Derra and Mrs. Ada Thomalla besides the aunts and uncles and many other relatives.
The Farnam Echo 55(38*):1, Thursday, 25 May 1939
*printed as No. 39, a typographical error
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