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Ellen Carrigg Howe 1854-1910

HOWE, CARRIGG, WHITE, COLLINS, SAUERS, FLYNN

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/28/2011 at 23:07:56

A Good Woman Gone
Mrs. Pat Howe Passed Away Thursday Afternoon
Had Ben Sick Many Weeks
Funeral Held in the Catholic Church Saturday Morning Largest Ever Held in Estherville
Mrs. Pat Howe died at her home in this city Thursday afternoon at 5:30, after an illness of many weeks of cancer of the stomach, at the age of fifty-five years. Deceased had been a resident of Estherville for twenty-seven years and had many friends who will regret to learn of her death. She was an every day Christian woman. The beautiful influences of a good woman were spread over a life and character as spotless and charming as was ever possessed by any of the noble women who have lived and died in Estherville. As such, a life was a blessing and benefaction to all within the sphere of its influence so is the death of such a one a public misfortune, as well as an irreparable loss to the home made desolate by her departure. It is difficult to pay a fitting tribute to the memory of so noble a woman, one whose every day life was embellished by the most charming and lovable attributes of her sex. A perfect lady at all times, under all circumstances she seemed born to inspire the love and respect of all who were so fortunate as to be acquainted with her. No one was more willing to aid the suffering, cheer the desponding, sustain the weak and to throw over the frailties of Christian charity, and when sickness came to her, neighbors and friends vied with each other in acts of loving kindness and tender solicitude and many were the willing hands and hearts ready to assist in anything that could be done to relieve her sufferings.

She remained conscious almost to the last and was fully aware that her life was near a close. She made a noble fight to live but to no avail.

Ellen Carrigg was born in New York, August 10, 1854, and on November 7, 1871, at Parkersburg, Iowa, was married to Patrick Howe. In 1883 they came to Estherville to reside.

Saturday morning at 10:30 funeral services were held in the Catholic church and it was the largest funeral ever held in Estherville. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery south of town. To the sorrowing husband and bereaved family the sympathy of the community is extended.

The immediate relatives left to mourn her death are: a husband and ten children, Mrs. N. H. White, Mrs. G. L. Collins, Steven, James and Charley Howe and Margaurite, Bessie and Laurett Howe, all of this city, and Michael and Frank, of Mandan, N. Dak., and numerous grandchildren. Three sisters, Mary Carrigg, of Waterloo, Mrs. H. A. Sauers, of this city, and Mrs. Chas. Flynn, of Cedar Rapids. Four brothers, Michael, James, Steven and John Carrigg, of Waterloo, all of whom were present at the funeral. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, March 23, 1910)


 

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