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Day in History: Services for Dr. Mayo held at Mayowood Estate

August 2, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• A Rochester area team named “Down and Dirty” was put together for the women’s masters 30-and-over slow pitch state softball tournament. The team, led by tournament most valuable player Cindy McFarlin, won the tournament.

1968 – 50 years ago

• Dr. Charles William Mayo was buried at 11:20 a.m. under leaden skies and with a chill wind blowing across the grounds of his Mayowood family home. His grave is alongside that of his late wife, Alice, who died last November. Some 150 civic, professional, political leaders, including Minnesota Gov. Harold LeVander, gathered for his burial, which followed a 15-minute Episcopalian service. Four of the six pallbearers were Dr. and Mrs. Mayo’s sons – Dr. Charles H. Mayo II and Edward , Joseph and Alexander Mayo – who carried the casket on their shoulders from the family home to the graveside about 200 feet away. Two other pallbearers were William Mayo, son of Dr. Charles W. Mayo’s late brother, Dr. Joseph Mayo and Hugo DeTorres, a son-in-law.

1943 – 75 years ago

• Helen Margaret McKaig, daughter of Dr. Carle McKaig of Pine Island, has been commissioned ensign in the WAVES and has been assigned to active duty. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

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