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Obituary - (From Hill City paper?)

This brief tribute to the memory of Eugene P. Worcester is the expression of a friend and fellow worker following an acquaintance of forty years. In his passing the members of the newspaper fraternity and the
Typographical Union with which he had been identified so many years, have lost an ea____ supporter and an advocate of more than ordinary ability.

Mr. Worcester's first experience in the printing business was gained in his boyhood in the state of Wisconsin. Successfully his work there ambition lured him to the state of Kansas, where he established and for several years published newspapers which became well known and widely quoted and helped to ________ the elements of civilization and ________ into a section then referred to as "Wild West". Later he became an ident of Colorado and had a prominent part in the work of dedicating Union Planters Home at Colorado Springs in 1892, now known all the continent as the most worthy complete institution of its kind, erected and maintained to furnish homes to care for the sick and aged members.

In 1893, Mr. Worcester located in Des Moines and was active in newspaper life until his retirement a few years ago. He was for many years superintendent of the Daily Cap_____ and later connected with the
Register. He took an active part in the affairs of the Union, being a representative of the International convention held in Los Angeles in 1915 and to conference of the Missouri Valley association. He had also attended annual conventions at Chicago, Montreal and Colorado Springs and enjoyed a wide acquaintance among printers and newspaper publishers. Until the very last, he retained his interest in what had been his life work and in the friends he surrounded himself with during the years. His family, his friends and home make the most appropriate monument one could have.

Eugene Pierpont Worcester, born January 5, 1861 at Broadhead, Wisconsin and died August 1, 1938 in Altoona, Iowa, age 77 years, 6 months and 26 days.

He was the third child in a family of six, two of whom have preceded him in death. At the age of 17, the family moved to Graham County, Kansas where he engaged in the newspaper business.

In 1886, he located at Burlington, Colorado as editor of the Burlington Blade. On September 3, 1889 he was married to Miss May Miller of ______ place. To this union were born three children, Lester Earle, Irene Lilian, Eugene Jr. all of whom survive him. In 1893 he located in Des Moines, where he spent many years as a printer on the staff of the Daily Capital and Des Moines Register. In 1931 he moved with his family to their present home near Altoona, Iowa, where he greatly enjoyed the privilege of his association with nature and his garden and flowers were a great pride and joy to him.

He was always interested in community activities and the education and social gatherings with his neighbors and friends were a great ins___tion. He was a kind and loving husband and father, devoted to his family and very appreciative of all their kindness and care for him, during his declining health and lingering illness. His death is the first link to break the family chain. Surviving him in his father's
family are three sisters and brothers; viz; Martha Worcester of Hill City, Kansas, Mrs. Frank Blackburn of Gaylord, Kansas, Mrs. Edd Clark of ______ton, Kansas, and Lester R. Worcester of Hill City, Kansas. These with his associates, friends and neighbors will greatly miss his unique and pleasant personality.


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Emigrated April 1881

Grandma Ruth said that Grandma Juliana looked alot like her mother, Mathilda "Tillie".


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According to Worcester book, "Removed from Bradford to Haverhill about 1732, thence to Methuen, thence to Nottingham West, thence about 1760 to Groton, where he resided until his decease. Yeoman."


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Bryan was born with "hypospadias" a birth defect that affects 1 of every 280 male births. He was born with "first degree hypospadias". This is a very common birth defect, with no known cause, but because of the sheer nature of it, most people will not discuss it. It is where the urethral opening is other than at the end of the penis. It can be very severe, with the opening being at the base of the penis with no urethra. In Bryan's case, his urethral opening was at the base of the penis, but a little low. His defect was supposed to be correctable in one procedure.

H. Norman Noe at LeBonheur Children's hospital in Memphis, TN performed the first procedure on Bryan's third birthday, July 19, 1991. While the surgery was uneventful, Bryan was discharged with a problem with the bandage. This has caused numerous problems, whereby, to date (6/98) he has had surgery on 4-27-92, 6-20-94 at LeBonheur 10-20-94 in Jackson, MS and, 6-96 and 7-97 in Norfolk, Va. We finally went to a world-renowned doctor in Norfolk, who in 1996 completely redid Bryan's first major
surgery. He developed a problem thereafter called a fistula, and an attempt to correct this in 1997 was made, however, was not successful. Another surgery scheduled in 1999 was successful and there have been no further surgeries.