Lewiston, Idaho, December 28, 1882
Sudden Death of Little Walter Buck.
Walter, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Buck, a bright and brilliant lad of five years of age, had been complaining a few days of not feeling well, and seemed feverish, the most of the time capable of playing about both in and out of doors. The mother administered domestic treatment not thinking there was anything alarming in his symptoms, and he seemed to be better up to Christmas Eve. That evening he expressed a desire that the rest of the family should attend a Christmas tree, as he expected some presents, and accordingly they went and some presents were brought home to him which he seeded to enjoy much. The family retired for the night, after in bed some time the lad complained of sleeplessness, but was urged to be quiet. His father threw a kiss to him and he returned the salutation, and then said I have kissed father and he has kissed me. At half past two he was taken with a violent spasm; a physician was sent for. He partially came out of the first but did not seem to be consious, and then immediately went into another from which he never recovered and expired about half past five a.m., on the 25th. They feel deeply the bereavement, and they have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral was on Tuesday from the Universalist church building and was largely attended.
Card of Thanks - We hereby tender to the citizens of Lewiston our grateful acknowledgements for the kind assistance and tender sympathy extended to us in the hour of our late bereavement.
Norman Buck and family.