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Amanda Jane Dix Sweeney (1846 - 1906)


Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 9/16/2022 at 06:01:52

The Osceola Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa
June 07, 1906, Page 1

Mrs. George Sweeney

Amanda Jane Dix was born in Louisa county, Iowa, December 24, 1846. Her mother died when she was sixteen months old and a great uncle and aunt cared for her until, at the age of sixteen she married George Sweeney, then home on veteran furlough. He returned to the service and remained until June 1863, when they went to housekeeping and lived in Louisa, Muscatine and Keokuk counties till 1872 when they came to Clarke county where they lived at the time of her sudden death of heart disease, Friday June 1, 1906. The funeral services were held Sunday, June 3rd, at her late home conducted by Rev. Schull of Chariton, whose text was Psalms 23 4. Interment was in the cemetery at Liberty.

Mrs. Sweeney was the mother of twelve children-six boys and six girls, four of whom died at an early age. Of the other eight, who are all grown, two daughters and four sons attended her funeral. They are Mrs. H. C. Perdue, of Woodburn, and Mrs. J. D. McNair, who lives near home; J. C. Sweeney of Des Moines, L. G. Sweeney of Woodburn, and Harry, the youngest son, who is at home. C. P. Sweeney of New Castle, Wyo., and Mrs. H. V. Harper of Portland, Oregon were unable to get here in time. One sister from Randolph, Kansas, came to the funeral. Her aged husband and eight children together with many other relatives and friends mourn the sudden departure of a faithful companion, loving mother and gentle hearted friend and neighbor.

She once belonged to the Untied Brethren church but at her death was not allied to any particular denomination. Her life was so filled with kind deeds that one might know her faith by her works.


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