The Obit For Steve Ladew

Trenton Evening Republican, January 10, 1895

Steve Ladue, a fireman of the Rock Island railway company, died at his home in the east part of town, at 6 o’clock this morning, after an illness of about two months of typhoid fever.

Mr. Ladue has resided in Trenton only about a year. He is a member of the B. of L. F., which order will take charge of his remains and on Saturday morning will provide an escort to take them to St. Louis, where the mother and sister of the deceased reside.”

Trenton Evening Republican, January 11, 1895

The remains of Mr. Stephen Ladue, who died at his home on Harris avenue, on Thursday morning, will be taken to the Rock Island depot at 6 o’clock, tomorrow morning, and at 6:25 will be started to St. Louis, via Wabash Crossing.

In addition to the family the remains will be accompanied to St. Louis by A. B. Rogerson, a member of the B. of L. F., of which order deceased was also a member.

The deceased was a quiet, unassuming gentleman, and enjoyed the respect of his employers and fellow employees on the railroad.

He will be remembered by our readers as the pitcher for the Trenton ball club, last summer, and did good work for the club in that position.

He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his early death.”

Trenton Morning Tribune, January 11, 1895

Fireman Stephen Ladew died at his home in College addition Thursday morning at 6:30 o’clock. He had been sick about a month of typhoid fever.

Just before taking sick Fireman Ladew was on engine 827 when it ran over the burning bridge in Happy Hollow, where Engineer Stewart and a brakeman jumped. This probably had nothing t do with Mr. Ladew’s sickness, but there are those who think it did.

The deceased leaves a wife and one child. Mr. Ladew, who was a good pitcher and a fine ball player, was well known over Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

The remains will be taken to St. Louis Saturday for interment, Mr. Ladew’s mother and sister living there.”