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Elvita W. Hazelton, died 1905


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 1/25/2010 at 16:56:48

At the county farm in Bancroft Wednesday at midnight, Dec 20, 1905, the spirit of Mrs. Elvita W. Hazelton, mother of the late Ira F. Hazelton, took its flight. Deceased had been ill for five or six weeks and her death was not unexpected as she was 91 years of age the 3rd of June, 1905. She was born in New Hampshire and came west at an early age. She was a member of her late son's family for many years. She has one son, George, residing at Missouri Valley, Iowa. Her brother D.E. Porter, of Butler, S.D., and his wife cared for her during her illness, ably assisting the daughter-in-law of deceased. The funeral was held at the county farm Friday Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. Interment in the cemetery west of this city where repose the remains of her husband, who died several years ago. Mrs. Hazelton was quite a remarkable woman as her name indicates and was of the genuine Yankee stock. - Albert Lea Tribune

The above from the Albert Lea Tribune, relates the sad ending of an exceedingly kind and estimable lady, who was a resident of Postville from 1854 to 1898 and who will be remembered best as Mrs. H.B. Hazelton.

~Postville Review, January 5, 1906

The obituary recently published of Mrs. H.B. Hazelton might mislead some in the belief that she died a county charge. To correct any such thought we will state that the widow of Ira Hazelton is steward of the poor farm and that Mrs. Hazelton was there as a member of the family and not as a pauper.

~Postville Review, January 12, 1906


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