The Worcester Miscellany
No. 1244 - Alfred Jackson Worcester
Wife, Laura "Lana" McCollister's Obituaries
The remains of Mrs. Lana Worcester arrived Saturday afternoon May 2nd from Minneapolis accompanied by her sons, Howard of Chicago, Frank of Red Lodge, Montana and Mark, of Lidgerwood North Dakota. Linus W. Worcester the eldest son was in Michigan at the time of his mother's death, he went to Minneapolis and from there came to White Hall to make arrangements for the funeral which was held at the residence of his uncle, R. S. Worcester, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, May 3, 1903. Rev. E. H. Lugg pastor of the M. E. Church and the choir had charge of the services. A very large gathering of friends and relatives were present. The pall bearers were the four sons, Linus, Frank, Howard, and Mark and their uncles H. C. and R. S. Worcester. The body was laid to rest in the family burial lot in the White Hall cemetery.
Mrs. Worcester's sisters, Misses Mary and Mina McCollister who have been spending the winter in New Mexico and Mrs. J. S. Judd of Colorado were here to attend the funeral
White Hall Register, May 8, 1903
Obituary, Mrs. Lana Worcester
Mrs. Lana Worcester died in a hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., Wednesday, April 29, 1903. A short time ago she went to the hospital for treatment, an operation was performed, and she failed to rally from the effect.
The deceased who was about 60 years of age, was the widow of the late Alfred Worcester, who died several years ago. She was the daugher of William and Jemima McCollister, was born on Apple Creek prairie, the homestead now being owned by Isaiah Potts. Until about four years ago White Hall had always been her home. Four sons survive her. They are Linus W., of this city; Howard, of Chicago; Frank, of Montana, and Marcus, of Lidgerwood, N. D. Shee had until recently made her home with her son Linus, at Lidgerwood.
Her surviving brothers and sisters are Isaac McCollister of Santa Barbara, Cal.; Marcus, of Kansas; Mrs. J. S. Judd of New Mexico, and (?) of Plattville, Wis, and Misses Mina and Mary McCollister now of (?)
The time for the funeral is not known as we go to print, but it will be held here possibly Saturday or Sunday, and burial will be in the White Hall Cemetery.
White Hall Register, May 1, 1901