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Vinton Eagle; August 31, 1888
Obituary
Lura Stackhouse Wilcox

Lura Carrier was born in Vermont, April, 1817, and with her parents came to Illinois and Chicago when there was but one farm house there. Married to John Stackhouse in 1873. Afterwards they moved to Madison county, Wisconsin, among the first to settle, where she gave birth to the first white child born in that county, who is the wife of Ed. Coldwell, of Harrison township. After the death of her husband, in Wisconsin, in 1858, she moved to Benton County, Iowa where, in Feb. 1868, she was married to Hiram J. Wilcox, of Benton towhship. Soon after her second marriage she was united with the church to which her husband was a member, the Evangelical, and lived an exemplary christian until death came, on August 23d, 1888, after a second widowhood of over two years. All who knew the deceased loved and respected her for her kind motherly disposition and will sincerely sympathize with the mourning relatives.

{Submitter comment: obituary states married in 1873 to John Stackhouse, then states she moved after the death of her husband in 1858. error in date of marriage in printing.}

Submitted on 03-Jul-2010 by
Martha Long, Jimartlong@gmail.com

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