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Gertrude M. Pickart Harrington

Gertrude M. Harrington, 81, lifelong Norway resident, died Tuesday night, Dec. 20 in a Marshalltown hospital. The daughter of Richard and Mary Schulte Pickart, she was born July 22, 1896 near Norway

She was married to Bernard Harrington Feb. 3, 1915, and lived on a farm west of Norway for 44 years before moving to Norway in 1959. Mr. Harrington died Oct. 15, 1959. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic church, Norway, and the rosary circle

Surviving are one son, Richard, Watkins; three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Nellie) Hartlein, Des Moines; Mrs. Maurice (June) Gummert, and Mrs. Inez Snelson, both of Marshalltown; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Clemons (Jeff) Pickart, Norway; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Angela) Emanuel, Norway, and Mrs. Frank (Morine) Van Steenhuyse, Blairstown

Services were at St. Michael's Catholic church, Norway, Friday, Dec. 23 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Robert J. Saunders officiating

Pallbearers were Terry Harrington, Jamie Harrington, Julian Pickart, LeRoy Bierman, Paul Manternach and Gary Hintz. Burial was in St. Patrick's and St. Paul's cemetery near Watkins

George Brosh, Norway, was in charge of arrangements.
Submitted on Aug 24, 2002 by
Nancy Montague,

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James Harrington

Paralysis Fatal to Benton County Farmer


Special to Daily Times

Norway, May 20 - Following a slight paralytic stroke Thursday evening and a more severe one during the night, James Harrington, 65 years old, prominent Benton farmer, owner of 435 acres of land in the Norway and Watkins communities, died at 2:00 a.m. Friday at the family home near here. His sudden death came as a shock to his family and friends.

Funeral rites will be held Monday morning at 9:00 o'clock at St. Michael's Catholic church at Norway. Burial will be in the Norway cemetery.

James Harrington was the oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Harrington, and was born in a log cabin south of Norway. He grew to manhood on this place and devoted his entire life to farming. The last few years two of his sons took active management of his farms.

In 1890, Mr. Harrington was married to Miss Nellie Farrell. To this union were born three sons. The wife died in 1899. Later he was married to Mrs. Anna McCormick of Van Horne. There is one daughter by this marriage.

Mr. Harrington was president of the Lennox Insurance Co. and held other offices of trust. He was held in high esteem by his neighbors, friends and business associates.

Surviving are the widow and four children: Frank Harrington of Cedar Rapids, Bernard Harrington and Mrs. Alvin Pickart of Norway, and Eulo Harrington, manager of the Armour Co. in St. Louis. A sister and brother living are Mrs. McLaughlin of Norway and Andy Harrington of Winthrop, Ia. Another sister, Mrs. Boland and a brother, Wm. Harrington of Fairfax preceded him in death only a few months ago. John Harrington, a brother, died some years ago.

Submitted on 02-May-2020 by
Dwayne Thoman,

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