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Nona "Fern" Butler Converse 1889-1917


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/19/2011 at 00:15:22

Mrs. Converse Formerly Miss Nona Butler a Graduate of Estherville High School of Class 08
After a lingering illness of only a week of what was considered a bad cold, Mrs. F. W. Converse died Saturday night, April 7th at her home in Palo, Iowa, where she had only recently moved, her husband being cashier of the bank at that place.

The body was brought to Estherville Monday morning and funeral held from the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Mitchell.

Interment was made in the Oak Hill cemetery.

Deceased was formerly Miss Nona Butler, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Butler, long time residents of Estherville and Emmet county, but now of Ceylon, Minnesota.

She was a graduate of the Estherville high school of the class of 08 and was greatly beloved by all who knew her for her charming manner and womanly graces. In June 1908 she was united in marriage to Mr. F. W. Converse of this city and has been a most devoted and loving helpmeet. The couple were very much attached to each other and the husband is almost overcome with grief.

The floral offerings at the funeral were very beautiful and many were in attendance to pay a parting tribute to a lovable friend and companion. Many attended the funeral from Dunnell and Dolliver where deceased formerly resided, besides the following relatives from a distance: Mrs. Ruth Lyons of Shelby, Kansas; Mr. S. Converse of Peabody, Kansas; John Butler of Muscatine, Mrs. Emma Scudder of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Butler of Sibley; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cain of Mankato.

Besides her husband deceased is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Butler of Ceylon, Minnesota; two sisters, Miss Agnes and Esther, of Ceylon, and three brothers, Ralph of Ringsted and George and John of Ceylon.

Deceased was born in Benton county, this state, November 24, 1889, and hence at the time of her death was 27 years, 4 months and 14 days of age. (Vindicator & Republican, Estherville, IA, April 11, 1917)

Mrs. F. K. Converse Passes Away Suddenly at Her home at Palo Last Saturday
The Community was shocked last Sunday morning when it was announced that Mrs. Fern Converse formerly of this city but now residing in Palo had passed away the evening before. Mrs. Converse was well known here having practically grown to womanhood in this county. She was better known in and about Dolliver where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Butler resided before moving to the city. Mrs. Converse was born near Vinton, Benton County, twenty-eight years ago, and came here with her parents about twenty-five years ago. After her marriage to F. K. Converse they moved to Dunnell, Minn., where they resided for several years, moving then to Palo where Mr. Converse is cashier of a bank.

The remains were brought to this city for burial and the funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church on Tuesday afternoon the Rev. R. C. Mitchell officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, April 11, 1917)


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