Sherman, Lucy J. (Ancier) 1816-1903
SHERMAN, ANCIER, ADAMS, CLARK, WHITE, RENSHAW
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Date: 9/17/2016 at 20:50:49
Elkader Argus, Wed., 4 Mar. 1903. National column.
Died- Mrs. Edwin Sherman died at her home here Friday evening at 6 o'clock. She had been failing for some time; paralysis being the cause of her death. Mrs. Sherman was 86 years old and was one of the first settlers of Clayton county. Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m.
Elkader Register, Wed., 4 March 1903.
Lucy J. Angier was born on Sept. 14th, 1816, and grew to womanhood in Essex Co., New York. She was married to Edwin Sherman at Ticonderoga, N.Y., April 23, 1844. Three years later they came to Clayton Co., Ia., and settled on a farm in Farmersburg township which was their home for about twenty-five years. They then moved to National which has been Mrs. Sherman's home ever since. The death of her husband occurred eleven years ago. Although she had completed eighty-six years of an active and energetic life, she retained her mental and physical powers to an unusual degree.
Mrs. Sherman was a member of the Congregational church to the up-building of which she had been devoted for more than fifty years. Having no children of her own she made her house the home of several motherless ones and cared for them until they had reached years of maturity and were ready to begin life for themselves.
On Feb. 28th, as the sun sank behind the western hills, she gently fell into sleep that knows no earthly awakening, while at her bedside stood the children of her love and adoption.
Her last years have been cheered and the feebleness of age has been administered unto by the love and filial devotion of Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Adams into whose home and lives has come the bereavement of death. Also to mourn her loss are Mrs. Mary Clark, her adopted daughter, Mrs. G. G. White and Mrs. F. M. Adams, grandchildren under said adoption. Mrs. Sherman is survived by one brother, Levi Angier, a resident of Ohio. One sister, Mrs. Persus Renshaw, of Rock Valley, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at the residence of F. M. Adams, at National, March 20th, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Geo. W. Baxter officiating.
The National cemetery burial
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