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Mrs. E. A. Hirth (Jessie Halverson) 1874-1935


Posted By: Janet Koozer (email)
Date: 11/25/2008 at 11:10:16

Death of Mrs. E. A. Hirth At Dubuque Thursday

Waukon friends of Mrs. E. A. Hirth were shocked and saddened Thursday when news was received that her death occurred that morning at four o'clock at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert Clancy, at Dubuque.

Mrs. Hirth had been in failing health the past five years and it was known to her immediate family she was nearing the end of life's journey and her desire was that she be taken Sunday to the Clancy home at Dubuque.

Jessie Halverson was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Nov. 6, 1874, and was nearing her 62nd birthday. She was a graduate of the high school at that place and the State Teacher's college. After her marriage to E.A. Hirth she came to Waukon about 30 years ago which had since been her home.

Surviving are her husband and daughter Beatrice of this city, and an only sister, Mrs. Charles Reynolds of Omaha.

Mrs. Hirth was a quiet, home-loving woman, modest and uassuming, yet ever alert and ready to give assistance and comfort to a neighbor or friend who was in need. She was brought up in the Episcopal church, a woman of high character and a devoted wife and mother.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Clancy home, conducted by Rev. H. D. Temple, former pastor of the Waukon Methodist church. Burial took place in the Hirth lot in Linwood cemetery at Dubuque.

Among those from Waukon in attendance at the services were Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Howe, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Klees, Mmes. Sarah Kaveny, Anna Heffern, David Feldstein and Andrew Henry, the latter four representing the local W.R.C., Miss Helen Kaveny, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ludeking, Mrs. Simon Meierkord daughter Esther and A.E. Perkins.


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