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Cora Estella Davis Converse 1866-1922


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/19/2011 at 00:30:19

Mrs. Bruce Converse to be Buried Here
Word was received in this city the first of the week of the death of Mrs. Bruce Converse, a former resident of this community. Details as to her death are lacking. Mr. Converse phoned friends in this city from Rochester, Minnesota, asking them to make arrangements for burial here. It is suppose she died in that city following an operation although nothing definite is known. The body will reach this city this evening and service will be held tomorrow, probably in the forenoon, although that is not definite at the time of going to press. (Vindicator & Republican, Estherville, IA, January 4, 1922)

Mrs. Converse Who Was at One Time a Resident of This City Laid to Rest Here
Mrs. L. B. Converse Obituary
Cora Estella Davis was born on January 10, 1866, at Mt. Lebanon, Ohio, and after growing to womanhood in her native state came to Iowa to visit a brother and while here met and was united in marriage to L. B. Converse on May 22, 1890. To this union was born one child, a daughter, Myrne Joan. For a long time the Converse family made Estherville their home, but for the past several years have lived at Austin, Minn.

For several months Mrs. Converse’s health has been steadily failing and on Christmas day she went to Rochester, Minn., seeking a thorough examination and hoping for relief. During the examination, however, she suffered a violet attack and an emergency operation was found necessary in an attempt to save her life. After a day or two of seeming improvement, the crisis was reached when suddenly it was seen that she could live only a few hours at the best, and after a few sinking spells which occurred in rapid succession, she passed from this life just after midnight on Monday night, January 2nd.

Beside her husband and daughter, she leaves to mourn her loss, two sisters and one brother who live in Ohio, and one brother living in Iowa. There are also a host of very dear friends in every place where she has ever lived. Mrs. Converse was born in a Methodist home and was throughout her life connected with the church, her mother’s church.

The body was brought to Estherville and funeral services were held from the Mack Groves home Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. The Rev. J. W. LaGrone of the Methodist Episcopal church was in charge, and music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mesdames Birney and Morse, and Messrs. Albertson and Manthe. The body was buried in the Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, January 11, 1922)


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