Hulda Whitlatch obit 1903
The Olympia Weekly Capital
Olympia, Thurston County, Washington
Friday, March 13, 1903
(from the Daily Olympian of March 13)
The angel of death visited the homes of both proprietors of the Weekly Capital yesterday, claiming the mother's of each.Back in the state Nebraska Mrs. Hulda A. Whitlatch the aged mother of George A. Whitlatch, breathed her last and within a few hours of the receipt of the news by telegraph, Mrs. Eddy, mother of Bige Eddy, passed away.Both deaths were unexpected, with the death of Mrs. Eddy especially so.She was indisposed during the afternoon and after dinner Mr. Eddy came downtown and secured the services of a physician.Before the doctor arrived and before Mr. Eddy could be notified she had taken a turn for the worse and passed beyond human aid.Hearth failure was the cause of death.
It was a singular coincidence that Mr. Eddy was appraised of the death of his mother.He called at the Olympian office to bring a notice of the death of Mrs. Whitlatch and after doing so stepped to the phone to inquire if the doctor had arrived at the house.Instead he received the sad news of his own mother's death, a shock wholly unexpected as she was not supposed to be in the slightest danger when he left home.
Mrs. Hulda Whitlatch died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Robinson, in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska.She had many friends in the county, having resided in Rainier since 1890.Last fall she went to Nebraska to spend the winter with her son and daughter.She remained in good health until a short time ago, a letter announcing that she was indisposed, received a few hours before the telegrams, being the first indication of illness.Deceased was 77 years old and born in Ohio.She leaves two daughters and four sons to mourn her loss.