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Mrs. E. S. "Phoebe" (Eddy) Cowles 1829-1905

EDDY, COWLES, FOWLER, BERGINS

Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 12/5/2019 at 22:33:39

Death of Mrs. E. B. Cowles

Last Wednesday Mrs. E. S. Cowles died at her home in Lamont from the effects of two strokes of paralysis, one in the morning and the other in the evening of the day of her death.

Mrs. Cowles was born in Java, Wyoming County, New York, September 27th, 1829. Her maiden name was Phoebe Eddy, and she was married to the husband who survives her in Kass county, Illinois, January 20th 1854. Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Cowles became residents of this county. They were among the first settlers in Richland township, and the Campton postoffice was in their home for more than a generation.

Mrs. Cowles was a kind hearted motherly woman, who was silent when she could not truthfully praise, and singularly free from every trace of envy or ill will toward anyone. When her husband was elected sheriff of this county in 1877, they made their home in Delhi, and afterwards in Manchester when the county seat was removed here, and in both places Mrs. Cowles gathered about her in her quiet, modest way, circles of friends who join with her family and old time neighbors in sincere sorrow on account of her sudden and unexpected death.

At the close of Mr. Cowles several terms as sheriff, he and Mrs. Cowles returned to their farm in Richland township where they continued to reside until the place was sold to Mr. Popham a year ago last spring when they removed to Lamont where they have since resided.

Mrs. Cowles is survived by her husband, a brother residing at the DeKalb, Illinois, a sister whose home is in Minneapolis, and six children- E.S. and E.E. Cowles of this city, and Harry, H.D., Mrs. May Fowler, and Mrs. Annie Bergins, all of Lamont.

On the 26th day of January 1904, Mr. and Mrs. Cowles joyously celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.

Full of honor and years and in obedience to the will of Him who sent her hither, Mrs. Cowles has passed to the realms of eternity, leaving behind her for a time the loving companion of her girlhood days, of her mature womanhood and her declining years. May the time which he remains with his friends be brightened by the recollection of the kindly ways of the woman whose companionship he enjoyed for longer than the span of average wedded life.

The funeral was held last Friday and the interment was in the Campton cemetery.

Manchester Democrat, Manchester, Iowa, October 25, 1905


 

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