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Christina Flickinger Clites


Teany Ann Clites was born in Bedford County, Penn. September 3, 1841 , and died at Quimby, Iowa, February 22, 1918, age 76 years, 5 months, and nineteen days. She was the daughter of Teany and Jake Flickinger , and the third oldest daughter in the family.

She was married to Philip Clites in Somerset county, Penn. December 31, 1857. Six years later with her life companion she came to Iowa and Benton County, settling on a farm in Big Grove township, where they resided until the year 1901, when they retired to their present home in Garrison.

The father passed away February 1, 1908. Since that time she has lived in Garrison, spending the winter months with her children at different points in Iowa and South Dakota.

Mrs. Clites was one of the pioneers who has added much to the growth and development of Iowa, arriving in it at a time when all the hardships of pioneer life had to be endured.

Thirteen children were born to this union, three dying in infancy, and ten of whom are living. Eva Crawford, Iroquios, S. D.; Mary Crawford, Brandt, S. D.; Jake Clites, Clear Lake, S. D.; Cressie Bean, Deer Creek, Minn.; Ida Noe, Clear Lake, S. D.; John Clites, Howard, S. D.; Sarah Hull, Quimby,Ia.; martha Shaw, Larabee, Ia.; and Lewis Clites, Howard, S. D.

She also leaves one brother, Wm. Flickinger, of Garrison, and three sisters in Pennsylvania.

Her friends anre numbered by her axquaintances and one of her most cherished idols was Garrison and her old friends and it was with regret, on account of advancing age and poor health, that she could not spend all her time there. She was an earnest and devoted christian woman. A loving mother, so her passing will break up one of the community's best homes.

Dearest Mother you have left us,
Yes your vioice and counceil we will miss,
But your memory it will help us
Through life's darkness and its mist.

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church, Garrison, by the pastor Monday afternoon, Feb. 23.
Submitted on Sat Oct 23 21:00:33 1999 by
Ellen White,

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The Vinton Eagle; Friday, February 7, 1908
Garrison Items
Philip Clites

Died at Garrison, Saturday morning, February 1, 1908, at 1:30, Philip Clites, aged about 71 years. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Wednesday, February 5, conducted by Rev. B.B. Kester. Burial in the Garrison cemetery. Thus passes another pioneer of Benton County. His family were all present except one daughter who lives in the western part of the state and could not be present..
Submitted on Sat Oct 23 21:12:21 1999 by
Ellen White,

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