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Bridget E. Howe Clayton 1850-1916


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/13/2011 at 00:18:36

Mrs. Henry Clayton Buried Thursday
Mother of Interesting Family Passes to Her Reward April 12th After an Illness of Nearly a Year
Mrs. Henry Clayton died at her home in this city April 11th, after a prolonged illness. Funeral was held from the Catholic church Thursday morning and interment made in the Catholic cemetery.

Bridget E. Howe was born in Burlington, Vermont, December 20, 1850, and died in Estherville April 11, 1916, aged 65 years, 8 months and 21 days.

July 6, 1872, she was united in marriage to Henry Clayton at Aphington, Iowa. Six children blessed this union, all of whom survive except the oldest who died in infancy. Those living are Agnes, Ella, Sylvia, James and Mrs. T. E. Rogers. Her husband died March 31, 1900.

In 1901 Mrs. Clayton moved to Estherville, where she lived until her death. Besides the children, deceased is survived by two brothers, Pat and Jas. Howe, both of this city. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, April 19, 1916)

Demise of Mrs. Clayton
After an illness of over a year, Mrs. Bridget Howe Clayton passed away at her home on South Seventh street on last Tuesday evening, April 11th. She has been a resident of Estherville since 1901. Mrs. Clayton, who was before her marriage, Miss Bridget E. Howe, was born December 20, 1850, in Burlington, Vermont, where she resided during her early childhood. She was united in marriage to Henry Clayton at Aplington, Iowa, on the 6th day of July 1872; to this union there were six children born, five of whom are still living Agnes, Ella, Sylvia, James and Mrs. T. E. Rogers. Her husband died in Aplington just previous to the time she moved to this city.

The funeral services were held from the Catholic church on Friday morning, Rev. Murtagh officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery south of this city. Those who attended the service from out of the city were: Mrs. Mary Ryan of Sioux City, Mrs. Chas. Goodman, of Sibley, and Mrs. T. E. Rogers, of Folson, North Dakota. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, April 19, 1916)


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