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Eunice Holmes Dillon 1847-1906


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/25/2010 at 23:53:46

Death of Mrs. Oliver Dillon in This City Last Friday
Mrs. Oliver Dillon, who has been ill for some time, died last Friday [May 4, 1906] at her home on the west side.

Eunice Holmes was born in Piatt county, Illinois, August 2, 1847, and was married to Oliver Dillon September 14, 1871. To this union was born seven children, six of whom are now living, one having died in infancy. All of the children were present at the time of her death, being Harvey G., who lives a short distance northeast of Estherville; Hattie S., living in this city; Nettie R. of Paxton, Illinois; Lettie M. of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Bertie and Debbie who live with their parents on the west side.

The funeral services were conducted at the residence Sunday afternoon at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. Shoesmith of the Christian church and interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Dillon became a member of the Christian church while yet a girl, and has ever been true to the cause of Christianity, and was always ready and willing to assist all with whom she came in contact and was a kind and loving wife and dutiful mother.

While the deceased had no large circle of acquaintances here, having moved to this city from Champaign county, Illinois, with her husband and family about four years ago, those who knew her know of her loving disposition and manner. While she has been a great sufferer for several years she has been uncomplaining and cheerful through it all. Thus a useful life has been taken from among us, but only to take up that more beautiful and perfect life in the great beyond. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, May 9, 1906)

Death of Mrs. Eunice Dillon
At her home in this city on Friday last occurred the death of Mrs. Oliver Dillon, aged 59 years, from an illness of paralysis. The funeral was held from the home Sunday afternoon, the ceremony being conducted by Mr. Shoesmith of the Christian church. The interment was in Oak Hill cemetery and there was a large attendance.

Eunice Holmes was born in Piatt county, Illinois in 1847 and where she grew up to young womanhood. In 1871 she was united in marriage with Oliver Dillon and to this union a family of seven children was born of whom six with their father survive. Three of the children reside at home and two others of the family are Mrs. William Hull, of this city, and Mrs. Chas. Hull, of Minneapolis. One resides in Illinois. Deceased was a very worthy lady, industrious and zealous in her responsibilities as wife and mother and a most consistent Christian character. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, May 9, 1906)


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