HANEY, Fanny (Tolls) 1812-1873
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/31/2022 at 12:42:27
DIED. At her home in this city, on the 13th inst., Fanny Tolls Haney, wife of John Haney, Sr.; aged 60 years, 1 month and 28 days.
The funeral took place this afternoon at three o'clock and was largely attended. The deceased was one of the first white women that came to what is now Lansing. She came here when this whole country above Prairie du Chien was a dense wilderness peopled by the tawny and semi-savage Indians, and assisted her husband and sons to covert the wild [illegible] into a comfortable home.
She lived to see the little steamload landing with its two or three log huts, grow into a prosperous and populous city numbering its inhabitants by thousands.
The deceased was a kind and benevolent woman, and a true Christian in every sense of the word, and she passed away, as do the righteous, to receive in Heaven, the reward for a life well and nobly spent on earth, leaving behind a sorrowing community of relatives and friends.
~North Iowa Journal, Thursday, January 14 1873; pg 3
Note: buried Oak Hill cemetery, where her dates are recorded as 11/15/1812 - 1/13/1873
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