Wednesday, December 31, 2014
RUFUS E. IVES
DEATH CUTS SHORT PROMISING CAREER
RUFUS E. IVES FATALLY STRICKEN WITH SCARLET FEVER AT COLGATE UNIVERSITY
Guilford, March 29.-The news of the illness of Rufus E. Ives, a junior in Colgate university, was received here last week. His father, Alfred H. Ives, left Thursday for Hamilton, and at first sent encouraging reports. But later, notwithstanding the care of physician and trained nurses, he sank rapidly and death occurred from heart failure Friday morning at 3 o'clock. Mr. Ives returned Friday noon and the sad news of the sudden death was a shock to the community, although the fever had raged in Hamilton four weeks, this was the first death from that cause. The bereaved family and friends have the sympathy of many hearts. The body was brought home Saturday noon, accompanied by Dr. Huntington of the university faculty, John Sarvey and another student. The burial took place in the Ives Settlement cemetery, and a private service held at the Ives home conducted by Rev. A. C. Salls of the Congregational church.
The casket was covered with floral tributes from Colgate friends. A special memorial service will be held in the Congregational church Easter Sunday.
Rufus E. Ives was the son of Alfred H. and Lucy Bromley Ives, and was 22 years of age, born Jan., 1899.
He was a graduate of the Guilford Union school, the High school of Sidney and had been nearly three years in Colgate. He was a young man of much promise, and the future had a bright outlook. He had planned to enter the ministry for his life work. He was not only a good student, but possessed many sterling qualities of character which endeared him to many friends. Rev. Mr. Axtell of the Hamilton Presbyterian church, who conducted the service there, referred to him as one of his helpers, "foremost in every good work." On of the members of his college class paid him this tribute:
"The whole class loved him."
Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Misses Hope and Ada Ives and brother, Stuart Ives.