Lake Charles Daily American,
February 22, 1908, p. 1:
CALLED IN EARLY
Sad Death of Mrs.
Charles Fitzenreiter Last Night.
brief illness, Bessie, wife of Charles Fitzenreiter, died last
night at the family home on Ford
Fitzenreiter was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Hemphill,
now of Siloam Springs, Ark. She was a native of Monticello,
Ill., but has been a resident of Lake Charles since her early
youth and completed her education in the city schools. Her
sweet, lovable disposition and kindness of heart endeared her
to all with whom she came in contact, and her death, occurring
under peculiarly saddening circumstances, will be deeply
regretted by her numerous
Fitzenreiter leaves a husband and an infant son, in addition
to her parents, and her brothers and sisters, none of whom are
now residents of Lake Charles.
Lake Charles Weekly
Press, February 28, 1908:
LIFE OF YOUNG WOMAN
ENDED SUDDENLY THIS MORNING.
Fitzenreiter, wife of Charles Fitzenreiter, died at her home
on Ford street at 7 o'clock Saturday morning. She was sick
only a few
of Mrs. Fitzenreiter is one of the most sorrowful events that
has transpired Lake Charles in many years. Born and reared in
this city, she was known and loved by everyone and may be said
to have been an associate with the people of the city all her
life. The suddenness of her taking off, and the sad
circumstances attending it add an element of tragedy that
causes a pang of sorrow in every heart. Living in happy
anticipation of approaching motherhood, with all the joys of
life spread happily before her, she was stricken in the moment
of supremest joy and left her tiny infant motherless to face
deceased was twenty-six years of age at the time of her death.
As stated above she was born, raised and educated in Lake
Charles and as Bessie Hemphill was known during her early
childhood and during her girlhood to nearly everyone. Her
young womanhood life fulfilled all the anticipations raised by
her beautiful girlhood life and Bessie Hemphill was known as
one of the most lovely and charming of Lake Charles fair young
Hemphill was married to Charles Fitzenreiter seven years ago.
Since then her life has been a happy one, a happiness she only
too well deserved. During the few brief years of her married
life, she became identified with the larger sphere of life in
which woman is called to act and was prominent in social
functions, in church work and in many charitable movements
that had their object the relief of those in