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Harriet Shartle, 1841-1917


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/8/2010 at 07:51:19


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Not of Our Old Pioneers But Very Highly Respected and Splendid Citizens


Mrs. H. H. Shartle passed away at her home east of town Sunday morning. Her death came as a shock to her many friends in this vicinity. She was an elderly lady and had been quite sick for some time with dropsy. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.

Source: The Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; January 31, 1917.


Mrs. Harriet Taylor Shartle

"There is no death. What seems so is transition; This life of mortal breath the superb of a life Elysian Whose portals we call Death."

Our friend and neighbor, Mrs. H. H.Shartle, was called to her reward Sunday morning at eight o'clock. She had been failing for several months, but was seriously sick for about a week before the end came.

Harriet Taylor, as she was known as a girl, was born at Perry Village, New York, April 12, 1841. At the tie of her death she was 75 years, 9 months and 16 days old. When a child she moved from her home in New York, with her parents, to LaGrange county, Indiana. Here she became a "Hoosier School Ma'am" and received the meager salary of $18 for three months work, while boarding around among the patrons. Her teaching was contemporary with that of Susan B. Anthony. She was a distant relative of Henry Ward Beecher and Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, the latter, and Mrs. Shartle being named after the same woman, Harriet Wheelock. Both her maternal and paternal great grandfathers were soldiers in the revolutionery war, and helped the United States establish her independence.

She was united in marriage to Mr. H. H. Shartle on May 19, 1861. They moved to Story county, Iowa, February 14, 1869 and three days later attended the dedication of the state agricultural college at Ames.

Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Shartle as follows: H.E. Shartle of Ruthven, Iowa; J.E. of Miami, Ariz., B. H. of, Montello, Nev.; Mrs. T.E. Kent of this city, Eva Shartle of Wenatchee, Washington and Mae Shartle of Estherville.

Mrs. Shartle became a member of the church of Christ at Ruthven in 1883 under the eloquent preaching of T. O. Fannon. When they moved to Estherville fourteen years ago she laced her membership in the church here and was one of the best workers and staunch supporters. None who
have been called away will be missed at our future gatherings of the church more than she. Her life was consistent with her profession. Besides the three sons and three daughters above
mentioned she leaves to mourn her departure, an aged husband, four grandchildren, Ardis, Ober and Max Kent of this city, and Carroll Shartle of Ruthven, also one sister and one brother, besides a wide circle of friends.

Funeral services are being conducted this afternoon as we go to press at the Christian church, conducted by minister Rev J. S. Coffin. The remains will be laid to rest in the Oak Hill cemetery.

Source: The Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; January 31, 1917.


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