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Mrs. Catherine (Braugham) Van Velzer 1837-1908


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Date: 2/9/2005 at 19:42:48

Mrs. Catherine VanVELZER, whose maiden name was Catherine BRAUGHAM, was born in County Meath, Ireland, Jan. 15, 1837, and died at Sisters of Mercy Hospital, Eureka Springs, Ark., Oct. 27, 1908, aged 71 years, 9 months and 12 days, death resulting from typhoid fever. She came to America in 1848, was married in Chicago in 1853 and came to Postville, Iowa, in 1864, settling on a farm two and a half miles north of Postville, where she resided continuously for 35 years, during which time she gained a wide acquaintance and drew about her a large circle of friends, who will grieve to learn of the passing of this kind hearted and charitable woman. Since the death of her husband in 1898 she has made her home with her children at Kansas City, Mo., and Eureka Springs, Ark. She is survived by one son -- Barto VanVELZER, of Battle Creek, Mich., and three daughters -- Dr. Kathryne VanVELZER, of Hinsdale, Ill., Mrs. A.W. LYON, of Worthington, Minn., and Mrs. C.I. SHANNON, of Wallace, South Dakota. Funeral services were held at Eureka Springs, Father CARROLL conducting the same, after which the remains were shipped to Postville, where on Friday last, the body was laid to rest in the Postville cemetery without ceremony. Dr. Kathryne VanVELZER and Mr. and Ms. C.I. SHANNON accompanied the remains here and before leaving made arrangements for the removal of the bodies of the husband and daughter of deceased from the Minert to the Postville cemetery.

- source: Postville Review
- contributed by Sharyl Ferrall


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