Obituary of Tommy Coward, 1891:
DIED: Mayor D. R. Coward’s only son, Tommy, died yesterday after a lingering and painful attack of meningitis. His death was momentarily expected for several days although every effort was made by the attending physician to save the little boy’s life. His death occurred at 1 P.M. Rev. Mr. Neal officiated at funeral exercises, which took place at 10 o’clock today. The bereaved parents have the hearty sympathy of the community.
Clinton Gazette, July 23, 1891, page 5.
[Transcribed with original spelling, punctuation and grammar by Stephanie A. Hill from the microfilmed original in the Clinton Library.]