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Sargent, Sophia 'Agnes' (Waite) 1855-1905


Posted By: Terry Sargent (email)
Date: 12/30/2010 at 11:32:29


Mrs. Ora Sargent died at her home at 1804 9th Street, Cedar Rapids, Sunday, after a short illness with pneumonia. The relatives and many friends here had learned of her illness, but the news of her death fell upon them as suddenly as a flash of lightning out of a clear sky. The remains were brought to this place on the train at 10 oíclock Tuesday morning accompanied by the family, and there were met by a large number of sorrowing relatives.

Monday afternoon funeral services were held at the family residence at Cedar Rapids, Rev. E. J. Lockwood, pastor of St. Paulís Methodist church of that city officiating. The Parlor City Lodge, Royal Neighbors of America, attended the services in a body.

The remains were taken out to County Corners for burial. Many of the friends and relatives braved the terrors of the bad roads, and followed them to their last resting place. The church was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends. Rev. O. C. Depuy gave a short sermon and singers from this place furnished music. The floral decorations were simply superb. There were calla lilies, yellow roses, beautiful pinks, and other flowers in profusion, some of them handsomely arranged.

The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery just east of the church. Agnes S. Waite was born in New York State in 1855. When she was two years of age her folks came to Iowa and settled a few miles southwest of Strawberry Point, near County Corners. Here she spent her girlhood days. In 1879 she was married to O. P. Sargent, and for some time they resided in that vicinity. About fourteen years ago they moved to Cedar Rapids which city has been their home ever since. A husband, and three children, two daughters and one son, are left to mourn her loss. One brother and five sisters, besides an aged father, are left to miss her.

The children, Tessie, Leonida and Leonidas, will miss a motherís love and care, and the husband the companion of twenty-six years. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their great loss.

Obituary was published in The Mail-Press, Strawberry Point, Iowa on Thursday, March 23, 1905 [Vol. 32 Issue: No. 5]

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