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APPLETON, Edith (Hunter) 1875-1942


Posted By: Monica
Date: 5/10/2012 at 19:39:08

I am not related and have no further information, this is taken from an old scrapbook that belonged to Mrs. Clara (Jones) McCartney


Mrs. Edith M. Appleton's life had its beginning at Turkey River in Clayton County, Iowa. She was born on February 6, 1875, one of the eight children of Phillip and Mary Lighty Hunter. When but seven years old her mother passed away. The other children kept the home and carried out their mother's ideals in bringing up the family.

Education was a priceless possesion to Mrs. Appleton. As a girl she completed the public school course, went in to Normal and taught seven terms in Clayton County.

On September 14, 1898 she was united in marriage to William W. Appleton. their home was established on their farm northeast of Wood, where their three children were born. They continued to live on the farm until they retired to Edgewood because of her failing health.

Mrs. Appleton retained her ideal of an education for her children and made willing sacrifices that this goal might be achieved.
She was reared in a Christian home and at the age of 12 she joined the church and had for years been a faithful member of the Methodist church, attending services regularly as long as her health would permit.

Death came late Sunday afternoon, September 27, 1942, at the age of 87 years, seven months and 21 days. Surviving to mourn her passing are her husband, who gave such constant and devoted care, their three children, W. Lawrence of Momovia, Calif., Lloyd of West Point, New York, and Mrs. Eva Hill of Waverly, and four grandchildren. There are also one brother, P. J. Hunter of Watertown, South Dakota and two sisters, Mrs. Louise Beatty of Edgewood and Mrs. Eva Phinney of Lincoln, Nebraska, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the Methodist Church in charge of the pastor, the Rev. Thos. H. Smith. Instrumental music was played by Miss Jennie Forward. The casket attendants were nephews, Ralph, Ray and Alton Rizer, Ray and William Porter and Randell Appleton. Burial was made in the Edgewood Cemetery.


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