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Harris, Rachel (Folsom) 1879-1943


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 2/26/2003 at 08:39:23

MRS. WARNER M. (Rachel Folsom) HARRIS

Mrs. Warner Harris Passed Away Today;
Funeral To Be Friday

Had Been a Resident Here Entire Lifetime; Husband, 3 Sons Survive

Mrs. Warner M. Harris, 63, passed away suddenly this morning at 2:30 o'clock at her farm home northeast of Postville. She had been in apparently good health and was in town yesterday afternoon with her husband tending to the family shopping. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Community Presbyterian church and interment will be in Minert cemetery, Post township.

Mrs. Harris was born September 4, 1879, as Rachel Folsom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Folsom, pioneer resident of this community, at Frankville, in Winneshiek county, but spent the greater part of her lifetime in this county, part of the time in Postville and since 1927 on the farm where the family now lives. As small children she came with her parents to the Lybrand locality of Post township where she attended school.

On February 23, 1898, she was married to Warner M. Harris who, together with their three sons, Lloyd of Cedar Rapids, Ray of Louisville, Ky., and Roger on the home farm, survive. She is also survived by six grandchildren and the following seven brothers and one sister: Lee, Richard, Gilbert and Milo Folsom of this community, William Folsom of Dubuque, Melbert Folsom of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Dr. Austin Folsom of Waukon, and Mrs. Earl Hammel of Frankville.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping, hand dated 1943, from my mother's obituary collection.


Added by Sharyl Ferrall, August 13, 2013:

Postville, Ia - Funeral services for Mrs. Warner Harris, 63, were held here Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Community Presbyterian Church with burial in the Minert Cemetery. Mrs. Harris died Wednesday at her frm home just northeast of Postville, following a short illness.

She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Folsom and was born Sept. 4, 1879, near Frankville. Following her marriage to Mr. Harris, the couple settled on a farm in this vicinity.

Surviving are her husband; three children, Lloyd, of Cedar Rapids; Ray, of Louisville, Ky., and Roger, at home; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Earl Hammel, of Frankville, and seven brothers, William Folsom, of Dubuque; Melbert, of Sauk Rapids, Minn.; Dr. Charles Folsom of Waukon; and Lee, Richard, Gilbert, and Milo, all of this vicinity.

~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Friday evening edition, January 15, 1943


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