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Mrs. ELISHA (Margaret Patterson) HARRIS 1827-1885


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Date: 5/11/2005 at 20:13:48

Died - August 2nd, 1885, at her home at Lybrand, Iowa., of consumption, Mrs. Margaret Harris, aged 57 yrs, 7 months and 10 days. Mrs. Harris was born in Morgan county, Ohio, Dec. 23rd, 1827.

She was married to Elisha Harris May 10th, 1849, and fourteen children were born of this union, ten of whom survive her. Her maiden name was Margaret Patterson.

She was a member of the United Brethren Church, and her funeral was held at Bethel Church, conducted by Rev. W. D. Hartsough, of Castalia, on Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 1885, after which a large concourse of people followed the remains to their last resting place in West Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Harris was widely known in this locality and highly respected. She had been sick some months ere death, the robber of every home, the successful warrior of every battle, called her home.

Postville Review, 8/8/1885 - contributed by Sharyl Ferrall


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