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Florence Amelia Austin Silcox 1854-1915


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/19/2010 at 16:13:30

Death Invades Another Home
Mrs. N. B. Silcox Passed Away This Morning After Long Illness
Was Afflicted with Dropsy
Deceased Had Suffered Many Years With the Dread Disease – Was an Old Settler.

Mrs. N. B. Silcox, one of Estherville’s most respected pioneer residents, died at her home on north Sixth street this morning at eight o’clock. This grand lady has been confined to her home for the past five years and for the past four years has been confined to her bed almost constantly. She has been afflicted with that dreaded disease, dropsy, for which there seems to be no relief either for the disease or the suffering. Every care and comfort that her loving husband has been able to bestow upon her has been given and Mr. Silcox has been constantly with her giving her care and attendance. For the past six weeks she has been compelled to sit upright in a big rocker without one moment of repose and during this time the suffering has been terrible.

Mrs. Florence Amelia [Austin] Silcox was born September the thirteenth, 1854 being sixty-one years old at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to N. B. Silcox, at Rockford, Ill., on October 30, 1872 and to this union there were three sons born. Claude R., Fred A. and Marion H. Silcox, all of whom are living near Dunnell, Minn. Mrs. Silcox was a Christian worker affiliated with the M.E. church. She was ever ready to lend assistance to those in need and was an exceptional mother, always devoting her time and attention to her family.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday next at two o’clock P.M. from the M.E. church, the Rev. F. F. Case officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in the Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, March 10, 1915)

Mrs. N. B. Silcox is Dead
Grim Reaper Claims Patient Sufferer at 7:25 This Wednesday Morning
Dropsy Cause of Death
Lived in Estherville Many Years. Will Be Mourned by Hosts of Friends

Another patient sufferer passed to her reward when Mrs. N. B. Silcox died at 7:25 this morning. She had been an uncomplaining invalid for a long time and her wonderful cheerfulness during her illness showed her remarkable strength of character and her loving Christian nature. Her life has been an example of a conscientious Christina a faithful mother and a true loving wife. During her life time she has been an active worker in the Methodist Episcopal church.

Mrs. Florence Silcox was born in Roscoe, Illinois September 13, 1854 and died in Estherville at 7:25 Wednesday morning March 10, 1915, aged 60 years, 5 months and 27 days. Besides a devoted husband she leaves three sons, Marion H., Fred A. and Claude R.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. F. F. Case at the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at two o’clock.

We will publish the obituary next week. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, March 10, 1915)


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