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Hart, Martha Death (d. 12/17/1898)


Posted By: Audubon Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/2/2021 at 16:04:56

Contributed by the Audubon Co. Historical Society:

This letter was written to us of Mrs. Hart death -- I checked at Maple Grove Cemetery records -- neither Moses or Mrs. Hart are in Maple Grove.
Audubon Ia 12/19 1898
Mr. William Hart
Dear Sir:

It is my duty to write you the very sad news of your mother's sickness and death: She had been stout and hearty for an old lady, since her sickness of two years ago, until about three weeks ago she fell and hurt her self but had almost recovered from the effects of that when about noon on Thursday Dec 16 she was stricken with paralysis:- A doctor was called quickly but could do nothing for her. She failed rapidly and the doctor was called again but at five minutes of three on Saturday Morning Dec 17 she passed away with out a struggle. The friends around her said it was the easiest death they ever witnessed: her death was so very sudden we knew you could not [ get ] here in time for the body could not be kept.

On Sunday the 18 at 12 oclock she was laid away nicely in a black shroud with a wreath and boquet of lovely flowers: 18 friends and acquaintences followed the hearse to the Maple grove cemetry [ sic cemetery ] where the body was laid in its last resting place. every thing that could possiably [ sic possibly ] be done for her was done but in vain for her name was called.

You have our sympathy in your time of need.

R. H. Petty

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