Henry Myers of whom mention was made two weeks ago as having been stricken with typhoid fever, quietly passed away at the General hospital Saturday night, July 30, at 11:30 o'clock.
The expression "Death loves a shining mark" was never more clearly verified than in the taking away of Henry Myers. But twenty three years and three months old, hearty, rugged and carefree, he was stricken in the very blossom of that which gave glowing promise of a noble manhood, he being apparently perfect in both form and constitution.
Two years ago the deceased left his home, Berlin, Germany, after serving
three years in the German navy, and came to Whitehorse at the request of his sister, Mrs. L. B. Davis whose husband owns and operates the only steam laundry of this place. He has since made his home with the Davis family until taken to the hospital two weeks before his death.
The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Christ church,
Episcopal, and was one of the most largely attended in the history of the town. The services were conducted by the rector, Rev. W. G. Blackwell assisted by Rev. A. Ross of the Presbyterian church. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The pallbearers were Matthew Watson, John Rosenberg, Gordon Spragge, Alfred Cronin, John Cole and Archie Smith. Interment was in the local cemetery.
Besides a sister at this place, the deceased, who was the youngest of a
large family, leaves an aged mother and several sisters and brothers in Germany and one sister some place in the States.
Mrs. Davis feels the death of her "baby brother" very keenly and to her
and the other members of the Davis family is extended the sincere sympathy of their many friends.