DEATH OF ABEY W. ALSIP
Brookings, South Dakota Newspaper, February 4, 1883
Death of Abey W. Alsip
Parties from a few miles east of Aurora report a very sad death that occurred in their town last Sunday night at ten o’clock. The deceased was Abey Alsip, aged about seventeen years, son of A. H. Alsip, one of the leading citizens of Alton Township. Some three weeks prior to his death, the young man received internal injuries while wrestling on the school grounds. He was immediately taken sick, and after intense suffering and agony for many days he was relieved by death. The deceased was a bright boy, and was widely known for his intelligence and beautiful traits of character. His habits were so correct that they were noticed by all. The loss falls heavily on his father and mother, of whom he was their pride and hope. Death at best is sad, but when it invades home and takes from it as bright and lovable boy as Abey Alsip, it becomes doubly painful and severe.