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Elizabeth Ann Davis Freshour


Posted By: Marlene Skalberg (email)
Date: 9/29/2015 at 12:57:48

Mrs. George Freshour passed from this life at her home in Brooks, Thursday, March 17, 1921. Funeral services were held at the Brooks, M. E. Church Saturday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Borst, and the body was laid to rest in Brooks Cemetery.
Elizabeth Ann Davis, was born in Indiana, May 9, 1831, and died March 17, 1921 in her home in Brooks, having lived 89 years, 10 months, and 8 days. She grew to womanhood in Indiana and was married to George Freshour in 1849. Mrs. Freshour came with her husband and two children to Iowa in 1854 and was among the pioneers of Adams County where she has since lived. She was the mother of nine children, three of whom are living. The living children are, Mrs. Lydia Riford of Towlines, Wyoming, Mrs. Henrietta Dentler and Elmer at home. There are eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mr. Freshour died in 1873, leaving Mrs. Freshour with five children, to whom she was a good mother. Mrs. Freshour was a member of the Methodist Church and later joined the Advent Christian Church, of which she was a member during the remainder of her life. Mrs. Freshour was a kind neighbor and dutiful mother and has now gone to her reward after a long life of usefulness.
Adams County Free Press, March 23, 1921, page 2


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