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NAME: La Borde, Harry E. (m. Hannah Van Auken)
HARRY LA BORDE ELECTROCUTED AT DAVENPORT.
Harry LeBorde, who was married to Miss Hannah Van Auken, a former resident of this city, was electrocuted at Davenport early last Thursday morning. The Davenport Democrat Thursday evening contained the following account of his death and obituary.
Harry E. LaBorde, aged 21 years, employed in the substation of the People's Light company at Third street and Pershing avenue, was electrocuted at that plant shortly before 1 o'clock this morning.
The young man was cleaning the switches at the time and just how he came into contact with the live current is not known, as no one witnessed the accident. A few minutes after the young man had started work on the switches, the chief engineer entered the room and found the victim prostrated on the floor. He was dead when found and had evidently been killed the instant he received the shock. His hands were severely burned and in the fall he received a severe bruise on the head.
Harry E. LaBorde was born at Cedarville, Ill. May 24, 1897, and had resided in Davenport the last two years. He was married to Miss Hannah Van Auken of Davenport on June 11, 1917.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hannah LaBorde, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. La Borde, one brother George, two sisters Gertrude and Mrs. Harry Dollarhide brother and sister Gertrude reside at Cedarville, Ill.
The funeral will be held at 310 1/2 Gaines street Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The body was brought to this city Saturday morning and taken to [the] Stephens undertaking parlors. [At] two o'clock funeral services [will be] held at the Methodist Ep[iscopal] church conducted by Rev. L. [?]dock.
Interment was in the family [plot of] Mrs. LeBorde's mother at [Col]umbus City cemetery.
contributed by Judy Lake [the name of La Borde was not spelled consistantly in the obit, also the lower corner was missing]