Uhlworm, Infant 1903

OBITUARY – Uhlworm Infant
East Liverpool Tribune

Soon Followed its Unfortunate Mother to the Grave

Another chapter has been added to the pathetic history of the unfortunate Uhlworm family, which occupied the attention of the public a few weeks ago, when the demented mother took her own life by drowning in the waters of the river. A young babe, born to the ill-fated mother shortly before her death, closed its eyes in peaceful death at the home of a relative in Wheeling Thursday,(November 5, 1903) and was brought to this city on the noon train.

The advent of the baby in the Uhlworm family was soon followed by the appearance of insanity in the mother, and it was deemed unwise to leave the child in her care. The poor woman was bereft of all reason save her mother’s love for her babe and yet for its sake it was torn from her and sent to relatives in Wheeling where it might be given the cure the mother was unable to provide.

After the separation from her child Mrs. Uhlworm grew worse and finally threw herself into the river while the babe cooed and thrived in the arms of its foster mother in Wheeling.

The babe as not destined to learn the sad fate of its mother and when it grew sick a few days ago the hand of death was mercifully laid upon it and it passed away. The little corpse was brought to this city on the noon train and placed in the undertaking rooms of J. C. McQullkin, which was the best available place, and here the father and the three older children of the family gathered and heard the last words touchingly spoken by Rev. J. G. Reinartz.

After the brief ceremony was concluded the father, children and a few friends composed the funeral procession which followed the little body to Spring Grove cemetery where it was tenderly placed beside its mother thus uniting in death those which the hand of fate had cruelly separated in life.