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Mrs. C. F. (Mellie Lowe) PETERSON 1856-1946


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 2/28/2009 at 20:05:07

Mellie Peterson

Mrs. Peterson Rites Were Held Saturday; Interment at Clarion

Funeral services were held at the Schutte funeral home Saturday forenoon for Mrs. C. F. Peterson, who passed away last Tuesday evening at Postville hospital where she had been a patient for several months. The Rev. Eldon L. Seamans officiated at the service. A service was also held at Clarion, former home of the deceased, and interment was in the Clarion cemetery.

Mrs. Peterson was born as Mellie Lowe at Vinton July 14, 1856. She was the oldest of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lowe. Her mother passed away when she was 15 years old, and upon her fell the responsibility of caring for the large family and to see to their education as well as her own. She graduated from the Vinton Academy and the Normal school of the State University of Iowa.

It was at the university where she met Charles Fremont Peterson, to whom she was married November 7, 1878, and who passed away July 27 of this year.

To this union were born six children, twins who lived but a short time; Alonzo L. of Postville; Florence (Mrs. LeRoy Sherer) of Marion, Ohio; Norris, deceased; and Vera (Mrs. Wallace G. Nesbit) of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

The family home for many years was at Clarion where she raised her family. The Petersons established a summer home at Lake Okoboji, which was a meeting place for young people. A number of years ago the couple moved to Postville and for the past several years they made their home with their son, A. L. Peterson.

In addition to her three living children, Mrs. Peterson is survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a half-sister, Miss Alice Lowe of Vermillion, S. Dak.

Going from here to attend the funeral at Clarion were A. L. Peterson, Rev. Eldon Seamans, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Peterson of this city, Dick Peterson of Minneapolis, Mrs. Florence Sherer of Marion, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Nesbit of Cleveland.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping, hand dated Nov. 1946 from my mother's obituary collection.


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