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Esther Adolphus Stillwell 1861-1919


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/3/2010 at 22:05:31

The Death of Mrs. Fred Sizer
After an illness of about one year Mrs. Fred Sizer passed away at her home in this city Monday morning, September 29. Funeral is to be held from the home at 2:00 o’clock Wednesday afternoon and interment made in Oak Hill Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, three sons: Charles of Minneapolis; Willard of Seattle, Washington; and Joseph of Estherville; and a daughter, Mrs. Anna Sims of this city.

Deceased was a very devoted wife and mother and a kind and considerate neighbor. She has resided in Estherville about thirty years, coming here from Spirit Lake where she grew to womanhood. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 1, 1919)

Mrs. Fred Sizer Passed Away Monday
Had Been in Poor Health the Past Year
Funeral Services Will Be Held Tomorrow
Mrs. Fred Sizer, who had been ill at her home in this city for almost a year, passed away last Monday morning at 7 o’clock. Mrs. Sizer was one of the highly respected ladies of this city and her death is mourned by a large number of friends as well as relatives. Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. Hurley in charge, and interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Esther Adolphus Stillwell was born April 4th, 1861, in Dane county, Wisconsin. She moved to Dickinson county, Iowa, in 1871, where she made her home until her marriage to John Frederick Sizer, on November 1, 1880. Six children were born to this union, five boys and one girl. Two of the son preceded her to the better land, Ernest, who died in early manhood, and Alexander, who died in infancy. Those surviving are Mary Amy, of this city, Chas W., of Minneapolis; Joe of this city, and Willard, who is not in Spokane, Washington. The husband also mourns the loss of a kind and loving wife.

The deceased united with the Freewill Baptist church in 1886 and until her death remained a member of that church. She lived her life as best she could and won the respect of all who knew her by her kind words and acts of mercy in times of affliction and distress. She has gone to her reward. Her trials and troubles are over. We join the friends of the family in extending sympathy in this time of sorrow. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, October 1, 1919)


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