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Prominent Trenton Resident Passed
Away Monday Night Follow-
ing Operation


     The death of Henry C. Steer, prominent Trenton resident and retired merchant, occurred Monday night at 11 o'clock at Mayo Bros. hospital in Rochester, Minn., according to a message received here today.
     Mr. Steer, who has been in declining health for several months, was taken to the hospital about two weeks ago where an operation was performed for gall stones. He was thought to be getting along nicely from the operation, however on Sunday night he suffered an attack of the heart and his condition grew rapidly worse until the end when his life passed out.
     Mr. Steer was about 74 years old and had been a resident of Trenton for more than 50 years. He was born in Virginia and came to Grundy county when a young man and has since resided here. He was married in March, 1883, to Miss Cordelia Gibeaut, of this city, and to this union two children were born who, with their mother survive. They are Leon Steer of Kansas City, and Mrs. Rex Hays of Chicago. He also leaves one grandchild, Cordelia Ann Wilson, and a brother, Joseph Steer, who resides in Washington.
     Mr. Steer was for several years in the mercantile business in Trenton, and was mayor of the city one term. He was a member of the K. of P. lodge and always took an active interest in the community's welfare and upbulding. He will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends, who deeply regret his death. The sympathy of all is extended the bereaved family.
     The remains will be brought to Trenton Wednesday morning on Rock island train No. 57, the body being accompanied by his wife and son, Leon Steer, and daughter, Mrs. Rex Hays, all of whom were with him at the end.
     No definite funeral arrangements have been completed at the time of going to press.

(Aug. 11 - 1924)

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