John Charles Stade

Male 1898 - 1918  (20 years)

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  • Name John Charles Stade 
    Born 14 Jun 1898  Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 1918  DeKalb Co. MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Graceland Cemetery, Cameron Clinton Co. MO Find all individuals with events at this location 

      Cameron Daily News, Cameron, MO; 21 June 1918

      John C. Stade Meets Instant Death Last Evening

      John Charles Stade, 20 year old son of John Stade, two miles east of the city, was instantly killed about 7 o'clock last evening, at the farm of Chas. Logue, seven miles north of the city.

      Mrs. Stade and wife and Mr. Logue were in the yard near the residence at the time of the accident. Stade had returned to the house after some article and was returning, when about twenty yards from his wife and Mr. Logue, there was a sharp crash of thunder and a flash of lightning, and Stade was seen to fall forward upon his face. Mrs. Stade was also severly shocked, but was prevented from falling by Mr. Logue. As soon as possible he ran to the prostrate body of Stade and discovered that death had been instantaneous. The body was quite badly burned about the head, chest and extremities.

      Young Stade was a first class young man in every respect, and was married about a year ago to Miss Vera Bell Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Rice, and for the past six months has been employed by Chas. Logue on his farm seven miles north of the city. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 tomorrow morning at the L.D.S. Church on North Main Street, and interment will be in Graceland cemetery.


      Cameron Daily Observer, Cameron, MO; 21 June 1918


      Charles Stade was instantly killed when struck by lightning Thursday evening shortly before 7 o'clock. The most unfortunate occurrence happened on the Chas. Logue farm about one mile northwest of Mabel.

      Mr. Logue is a widower and Mr. & Mrs. Stade were keeping house for him and assisting with the work on the farm. A fishing excursion had been planned for the evening in which a brother, Fred Stade, and wife; Mr. & Mrs. Vincent McCord and Paul Fiddick of Cameron were to participate. Mr. Logue and Mr. & Mrs. Stade had finished their supper and while waiting for their guests had started to the pasture to doctor a sick colt. Young Stade had returned to the barn for a nose twitch and was approaching his wife and Logue, whistling as he came.

      A crack of lightning and Mrs. Stade pitched forward against Mr. Logue, stunned into semiconsciousness. The same bolt struck her husband: tearing his cap to shreds, burning its way down the body and tearing his left shoe to pieces. Mr. Logue turned to see the stricken body crumble to the ground and knew it was beyond all earthly aid.

      Within a few monents the little party from Cameron drove up in high spirits, unconscious of the terrible tragedy just enacted. The body of the young husband, for he had just passed his 20th birthday, was carried to the house, and later brought to the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Stade, one mile east of Cameron.

      Funeral services will be held at the Latterday Saints church at 10:30 Saturday morning, conducted by Elder J.W. Roberts. Interment in the Packard cemetery.

      The death of this young man is a most sorrowful shock to a host of relatives and friends. A splendid worker combined with a happy disposition he and his wife were ideally situated with Mr. Logue and supremely happy. Mrs. Stade is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H.E. Rice of our city. The couple had been married about one and a half years, being so young at the time it was necessary for their parents to accompany them to Plattsburg to procure the marriage license. The stricken wife and parents will have the sympathy of all in their great sorrow.
    Person ID I29051  Master File
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2015 

    Family Vera Belle RICE,   b. 17 Nov 1899, Mercer Co. MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1967, San Mateo Co. CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
     1. LaVerla Stade
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F12398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart