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Liberty J. Robb Dillon 1858-1904


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/25/2010 at 22:46:23

Mrs. Oswald Dillon
Last Thursday at the hour of noon, in St. Francis hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo., occurred the death of Mrs. Oswald Dillon, after a lingering illness, at the age of 48 years. The remains were brought to this city, the funeral being held from the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. E. McLeod. The interment was in the Oak Hill cemetery. The pall bearers were N. B. Egbert, L. L. Lawrence, W. H. Davison, Thos. Brand, J. Heenan, W. Sherer, Frank Little and Wm. McArdle.
Liberty J. Robb was born in Stevenson county, Illinois, May 5, 1858. She was married to Oswald Dillon Feb. 11, 1877. Four years ago the family came to this city from Iowa Falls, and this has been their home since. She had been in failing health for the past two years, being afflicted with heart trouble. Many complications ensued and for some time she had been in quite delicate health. Some months ago, in company with her daughter, she went to Colorado Springs, in the hope that the change of climate would prove beneficial. And it evidently did, for she showed some improvement, and was making arrangements to return home the latter part of this month. A week ago Friday she was about the city, doing some shopping, purchasing her daughter’s graduating dress and other clothing. In the evening she was quite cheerful. Some four or five ladies were with her and her daughter until about 10 o’clock, after which the mother and daughter sat up another hour. Mrs. Dillon was planning in that time how she would arrange her home when she returned, talking about various things of interest to herself and her daughter. Saturday morning Miss Dillon was awakened by her mother talking in a rambling manner, finally asking for a drink of water. Soon afterwards she lapsed into unconsciousness. A physician was hastily summoned, and Mrs. Dillon was taken to the hospital, where she received the most careful attention. Mr. Dillon was also summoned by telegraph and soon was at the bedside of his wife. Only once, however, after his arrival did she regain consciousness, and then but for a few moments. However, at one time she showed marked improvement and it was hoped she would be able to start for home. Brain trouble had developed and the fight for life was in vain.
The deceased was a splendid woman and was beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband and one child, Miss Flossie Dillon. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 19, 1904)

Death of Mrs. Oswalt Dillon
The sad news of the death of Mrs. Oswalt Dillon reached here Saturday morning from Colorado Springs, Col., where she had been for two months past in an effort to regain her health. On Saturday of the week previous Mr. Dillon received a telegram from his daughter, Miss Flossie, who was there also, that her mother was very low and could not survive. He left at once for that place and reached her bedside just a few hours before her death. She died on Thursday, October 13th. She had been troubled with heart disease for some time but she died of congestion of the brain. The remains were brought here Sunday morning for burial and the funeral held in the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon at two o’clock. The church was crowded with sympathizing friends and the body followed to its last resting place in the Oak Hill Cemetery by a large concourse of people. Deceased was forty-eight years of age at the time of her death and had been a resident of Estherville the past four years and had made many dear friends who regret her sudden demise.
A husband and daughter, one sister and two brothers are the relatives left to mourn her untimely death. The sympathy of the entire community is extended the bereaved husband and daughter during their hours of profound sorrow. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, October 19, 1904)

Mr. and Mrs. George D. Dillon and Mr. and Mrs. Rozell Dillon of Fort Dodge and Mr. and Mrs. Dell Dillon of Cherokee arrived Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Os Dillon. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 19, 1904)


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