relationship: 1st cousin 2x removed
Uncle Clarence and his wife Zelma divorced 2 months after the death of their son Leland. Family rumor was that Clarence blamed her for his death. Reading the death certificate, I can understand why. Leland evidently drank/ingested kerosene at his maternal grandparents home.
birth: 23 April 1921 in Benton County, Iowa, United States
parents: Clarence Leland Fetherkile (1900-1980) and Zelma Harrison (1903-1982)
death: 15 August 1922 in Taylor Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States
burial: Cox Cemetery, Benton County, Iowa, United States
Ancestry.com. Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.
“Baby Dead Following An Illness Of Two Hours.” Digital Archives of the Vinton Public Library and the Benton County Historical Society, 2018, bentoncounty.advantage-preservation.com/viewer/?k=fetherkile&i=f&by=1922&bdd=1920&d=01011922-12311922&m=between&ord=k1&fn=the_vinton_eagle_usa_iowa_vinton_19220818_english_4&df=1&dt=10. Vinton Eagle newspaper archive, August 18, 1922; page 4