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Tapper, Carrie (Gilbert) 1876-1898


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/13/2016 at 15:22:12

On Saturday, February 26, '98, at Rowley near Independence, occurred the death of Mrs. Wm. J. Tapper, formerly Carrie Gilbert, daughter of Frank and Sara Gilbert of Monona.

Deceased was born in August 1876 and was a general favorite among her many acquaintances at Monona where she was born and raised. She was married to Wm. J. Tapper a little over one year ago.

The sympathy of the community goes out to the sorrowing family and husband. The funeral was held at the residence of the parents of deceased at Monona Monday forenoon. Rev. Close of the Congregational church conducting the service.

~Elkader Argus, Thursday morning, March 3, 1898

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Many friends of the Gilbert and Tapper families in and about Postville are pained to learn of the sad affliction that has come to their home circle, in the death of Mrs. W.J. Tapper. Deceased was the greatly esteemed daughter of Frank Gilbert, and for a time attended school at this place.

Carrie May Gilbert was assistant in the Monona postoffice while her father was postmaster. When Postmaster Leithold took charge of the office here, she assisted in the transfer, and won many warm friends by her engaging manners.

January 6th, 1897, she was married to W.J. Tapper, and their outlook for a long and happy life seemed bright. But 'twas otherwise decreed, and Mr. Tapper is left with an infant son as a token of the love he has lost.

Deceased was born in Monona Aug. 23, 1876, and died Feb. 26, 1898. Rev. Kluse conducted the funeral service Tuesday afternoon. The grief stricken families have the heartfelt sympathy of all.

~The Graphic (Postville, Allamakee county), March 3, 1898

... from the same paper & date:
Dr. G.W. Tapper, of Rowley, was in town Tuesday, on his return from attending the funeral of his sister-in-law at Monona Tuesday.

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Note: The obituary of her husband, William J. Tapper stated that she'd died after the birth of their son Lyle. She is buried in the Monona City cemetery.


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