HANKINS, J. CLAUDE-obituaries

Worland Grit no. 12 March 19, 1908, page 4

Mr. and J. U. Hankins received a telegram Sunday night bringing them the sad news of the death of their son J. Claude Hankins, as the result of an operation for appendicitis in the hospital at Portland, Oregon. Claude was a bright genial lad and host of friends mourn his untimely death. He was in school at Bethany, Neb. last year, and last fall went to Portland business College to finish his course. Messrs. S. Striether, Bert Morton and Rev. Sickafoose were with him through his brief illness. The body will be interred there under the auspices of the Modern Woodsmen of America.

Basin Republican no. 40 March 20, 1908, page 1

Claude Hankins Death.

The remains of J. C. Hankins, accompanied by Sam Strickler, arrived on Thursday evening's train and was taken directly to Ten Sleep where the funeral will be held. Mr. Hankins left here last fall to attend school at Portland, Oregon, and while there was taken ill with a severe attack of appendicitis. An operation, by which it was hoped to save his life, was unsuccessful, and the young man just entering active life, passed to the great beyond, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hankins, of Ten Sleep, being about 21 years of age, and a young man of excellent habits with a bright future before him.

   During his last illness B. B. Morton, who was in Portland at the time, was at his bedside.

   The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the sorrowing family.