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Fobes, Caroline 1813 - 1899


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 1/5/2021 at 12:50:18

Elkader Register, Thur., 24 Aug. 1899. From the Volga Press, undated.

At the home of her son, R. Fobes, Hull, Iowa, on July 28, 1899, occurred the death of Mrs. Caroline Fobes, aged 86 years, three months and 28 days.

Mrs. Fobes was born in Palmyra, Portage Co., Ohio, on March 30, 1813, being the first white child born in that township. Her parents were natives of Massachusetts and from there moved to the place of her birth.

In 1827 she was married to Artemus Fobes, of Morage, Mass. Mr. Fobes died in 1886, at the advanced age of nearly 91 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Fobes reared to maturity a family of fourteen children, nine of whom survives her, viz: Mrs. Oakly Davis, of Elkader; Selva B., Cherry Valley, Ohio; William and Royal, of Hull, Ia.; Mrs. Caroline Lowe, of Volga; Mrs. J. K. Thompson, of Rock Rapids; and Alva, of Bissell, Wash. Walter, Warren and Winfield died in the army during the Civil War. Adeline Strong died in Manchester, Ia., Feb. 3, 1888, and Pauline Duntley died in Fon Du Lac Co., Wis., at the age of 21

Mr. and Mrs. Fobes moved to Clayton County in 1852 and settled on a farm now owned by Mr. Biersky on the Volga and Elkader road, and in 1877 moved to Hull, Ia.

She was a life-long member of the M.E. church and died peacefully in the Christian faith.- Volga Press.

(Note: Several children appear to be unnamed in this article.)


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