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Hoag, Luella (Walcott) 1847-1910


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/27/2011 at 20:46:47

Luella Walcott Hoag, a daughter of Bailey and Abigail Walcott was born in Granville, Wis., Sept. 24, 1847. When but a little child she came to Iowa with her parents, who settled upon a farm a short distance east of Strawberry Point. Her education was obtained mostly through the trials and tribulations of the oldtime district school, although at a later period a pleasant home was given her by her highly esteemed sister, Mrs. Carrie A. Ranson which enabled her to perfect herself in higher school work as a teacher, a vocation she followed for a number of years in the vicinity of Strawberry Point. During this period of pupil and teacher she became acquainted with Marion A. Hoag, who being engaged in the same line of work enabled them to subtly weave the woof of friendship into the warp of a finer fabric which has endured so pleasantly through many years.

They were married Oct. 12th, 1868. Thirty years of this married life was passed within the old home where these sad services were held and but for the sustaining power of the Infinite Father, endurance would be futile. Oct. 1st, 1901 they removed to Oelwein, Iowa, where they remained till Dec. 1st, 1909, when they again moved, this time to Cedar Rapids, Ia., at which place they have since resided.

The claim of sickness came upon our dear wife, mother, grandma, May 3rd, 1908, and from that period till the passing over, which occurred Sept. 3rd, 1910, the claim could not be dispelled.

From this union were born three sons and five daughters, two of whom passed on in infancy. Those surviving and all present are Wylie W., of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; Mrs. Ruby Roe, of Oelwein, Ia.; Mrs. Pearl Steinhilber, of Strawberry Point, Ia.; E.W. (Ted), of Mackay, Idaho; Mrs. Nellie Marsh and Mrs. Carrie Anderson, of Cedar Rapids. Besides these ten grandchildren will miss their dear grandma. Two brothers, Warren, of Lyons, Kansas, and Marcellus, of Centralia, Washington; also two half sisters, Mrs. Carrie A. Rauson of Strawberry Point, Ia., and Mrs. L.M. Preuitt, of Townsend, Montana, survive her.

She was generous, good and kind, always thoughtful of others, and her life was one of continual devotion and self sacrifice to her home and family. There is no death, what "seems" so is but transition. Dear children and all, think of mother as only having stepped into another room, in the Infinite Father's mansion where the sense of suffering ceases and progress is assured. She awaits our coming.

Mrs. Hoag dwelt in our midst for eight years and during that time made many good and true friends who will mourn her loss. She was a good neighbor, unselfish, always kind and thoughtful of others and doing her duty however hard the burdens were to bear. The remains were brought to Strawberry Point on Thursday a.m. and the funeral was from the old home at 10:30. Many were the beautiful floral offerings and the mixed quartette rendered the sweetest of music. Rev. Mr. Newton of the Universalist church, of Cedar Rapids, assisted by Rev. Piper, of the M.E. church of Strawberry Point, officated, taking hs text from John 14th "In My Father's house ar emany mansions if it were not so I would have told you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also." Interment was made in the Strawberry Point cemetery.

~Oelwein Daily Register, September 10, 1910
~surname of Carrie Ranson/Rauson typed as it appeared in the original


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