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Margaret Lorimer Nivison 1834-1912

NIVISON, LORIMER

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/25/2013 at 23:29:33

Aged Lady Dies
Mrs. William Nivison died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Lorimer, one mile east of Hoprig, on Monday morning at eleven o’clock, after an illness of six months. She had, prior to the past year, been in ordinary health and has always been a lady of strong constitution. She has been able to take long drives to Emmetsburg and to visit friends. It will be remembered by some that she attended the Burn’s anniversary in Emmetsburg a year ago last winter and that she took part in the festivities with as much vim as many of the younger folks did. Her eyesight has been very poor for sometime and she has been to consult different specialists. For the past six months she has been staying with her daughter, who has been giving her the best possible care. The funeral services were held today at eleven o’clock at the house and burial made in the High Lake cemetery. Reverend Johnson of Ringsted conducted the services.

Margaret Lorimer was born April 20, 1834 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, lacking a few weeks of being seventy-eight years of age at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to William Nivison in August 1866 in Scotland. In 1881 they came to this country and settled on the farm on which they have always lived. Two children, Thomas and Mrs. George Lorimer, were born to them. Mrs. Nivison was one of the first members of the Presbyterian church at Hoprig and always remained a devoted worker for it. She was a lady of lofty character and high Christian ideals. She was a patient sufferer through all her sickness and afflictions. All came in contact with her learned to know her true qualities. She was a hospitable lady and at all times ready to aid those in distress. She lived to a ripe old age and she did not live in vain for she exercised a strong and substantial influence for good in the community in which she lived. Her aged husband, who is left to mourn her, will be lonely now that she has been taken from him. She is the last member of a family of eight to answer death’s call. Her people were all active members of the Presbyterian church in Scotland.

The sympathy of a large number of friends and neighbors is extended to the surviving members of her family in their hours of profound sorrow. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, March 7, 1912) (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, March 13, 1912)


 

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