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HANCOCK, Charlotte (Wedgewood) 1845 - 1938


Posted By: Cindy Maust Smith (email)
Date: 8/15/2020 at 11:45:44

Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 15, 1938, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Page 21

Resident At Waukon For 80 Years Dies

Mrs. E.M. Hancock, a resident of Waukon for eighty years, died Tuesday at her home. Had she lived until Dec. 19, she would have been 93. As Charlotte Wedgewood, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. J.M. Wedgewood, she was born in South Berwick, Me. She came west with her parents at the age of 11 and two years later was teaching in Winneshiek and Allamakee counties. She later was graduated from Northwestern university and gained a doctor of medicine degree. She served two years as an intern at the seminary at Rockford, Ill., as instructor in mathematics and graduate nurse.

In 1881, she was married to Ellery Hancock; an early newspaper publisher at Waukon. He died Aug. 11, 1929. Surviving are two daughters, Clara, who for several years has been an instructor in the schools at Virginia, Minn., and Harriet, at home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Gordon Smith of the Baptist church. Burial was in Oakland cemetery.

DOB: December 19, 1845
DOD: December 13, 1938


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