BARBER, Fidelia (Chamberlain) 1805-1887
BARBER, CHAMBERLAIN, BOIES
Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 9/1/2013 at 01:28:35
[Waterloo Courier, Wednesday, February 23, 1887, Waterloo, Iowa]
DIED.—Mrs. Fidelia Barber, whose death was briefly noticed last week, was born in Connecticut Nov. 26, 1805, and died Feb. 13, 1887.
Her maiden name was Chamberlain. When three years of age she moved with her parents to Madison Co., New York, and in 1833 she was married to Dr. Philo Jefferson Barber. They resided in western New York until 1858 when they moved to Waterloo where they have lived ever since. Mrs. Barber was one of a family of two sons and four daughters, one of whom, an elder sister, still survives. Her father died in 1940 and her mother, who lived to the advanced of 98 years, died about ten years ago.
Mrs. Barber leaves a husband, who is lying at the point of death, and two sons, a third son and an only daughter having died a number of years ago.
The funeral, which was a very quiet one in order that the dying husband might not be disturbed, was held last Friday afternoon, and the remains were laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery.
[From History of Black Hawk County, Iowa, 1904]
Fidelia Chamberlain, was a daughter of James F. Chamberlain, a well-known manufacturer of cotton and woolen goods. She married Philo Barber in 1833 and they enjoyed the celebration of their golden wedding in 1882. They had four children: Versalia, wife of ex-Governor Horace Boies, of Iowa; Leveret, of Kossuth County, Iowa; Leroy, deceased; and Earll. Fidelia died in her 81st year.
Black Hawk Obituaries maintained by Kermit Kittleson.
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