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WILLIAMS, Hannah L. (Larrabee) died November 1904

LARRABEE, WILLIAMS

Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 5/23/2009 at 20:20:41

Mrs. ELIAS H. (Hannah L. Larrabee) WILLIAMS, died in November 1904

Waukon Standard
November 24, 1904

---Mrs. Hannah L. Williams, widow of the late Judge Elias H. Williams, died on Thursday noon of last week at her home in Grand Mound township, four miles south of Postville at the age of 78 years, 11 months. Nearly a hundred teams were on the ground at the funeral last Saturday. She was a remarkable woman in many respects, a pioneer when privation was the rule, a tireless worker, a gifted scholar, of high social qualities, a pattern wife and mother. She has gone to her reward and her children rise up and call her blessed. Deceased was an elder sister of Ex-Gov. Wm. Larrabee of Clermont and Hon. Frank Larrabee of McGregor. Funeral discourse by Rev. D. W. Blakeley at the Congregational church at Postville.

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Added by Joy Moore on 8/16/2019:

Death of a Distinguished Woman.
Mrs. Rachel* Williams, widow of the Hon. E. H. Williams, distinguished forty years ago as a judge of the District Court for this section of the state, and also judge of the Supreme Court of the state, died at her home in Postville last Thursday She was a sister of Hon. William Larrabee, another of Town’s distinguished citizens, also of Frank Larrabee of McGregor. Two sons and two daughters survive her.

Source: Decorah Republican Nov. 24, 1904 Page 2

*Transcriber’s Note: I don’t know where the name Rachel came from but most like a newspaper error.


 

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