Dickie's Funeral, Mason City Globe Gazette, 11/17/1936
Funeral Held on Lawn for Whittemore Boy, Scarlet Fever Victim WHITTEMORE—Private funeral services were held on the lawn of the Ralph Bartlett home and at the Methodist cemetery,-Saturday afternoon for "Dickie" Bartlett, 5, one of the twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. RaJph Bartlett, prominent Whittemore residents. Two and one-half weeks ago the Bartletts were placed under quarantine for scarlet fever, Ralph Jr., having contracted the contagious disease. A few days later "Dickie' twin brother of Ralph, became sick with the fever. Complications set in and he died early Saturday. Because of the scarlet fever it was necessary to hold burial services the same day. The Rev. Alien Wood conducted the funeral service. At the cemetery Mrs. Leo W. Swanson and the Rev. Wood sang several sacred hymns.