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Hannah C. Cleveland, 1832-1900


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/28/2009 at 07:24:17

Hannah C. Cleveland, beloved wife of D. W. Cleveland, died at the family home in Center township, Emmet county, Iowa, Friday, March 16th, 1900. The sad intelligence of the death of this kind hearted and esteemed woman came as a shock to the large circle of her friends and neighbors in this county. Mrs. Cleveland had passed through quite an extended illness from la grippe and as the warmer spring days began to draw near her friends were hopeful of her recovery when it was discovered that the dread pneumonia had developed, after which her strength rapidly declined until she passed away.

Hannah C. Tinkham was born at Bangor, Maine, August 8th, 1832, and was the only daughter of Cephas and Uratile Tinkham. In 1846 at the age of 14 years, she removed with the family to Dubuque, Iowa. Three brothers, William P., Joseph K., and John B., all survive her; all of whom reside in Dubuque county, Iowa. September 16th, 1853, she was united in marriage with Darius W. Cleveland, and in 1855 Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland moved to Topeka, Kansas where they resided until 1860 when they moved back to Dubuque in September of that year. They resided in Dubuque until the spring of 1883, when the family removed to Emmet county and settled in their present home in Center township. To this union were born seven children, four of whom survive her; Mrs. Mary E. Beattie, of Newport, Barton county, Missouri, George W. Cleveland who resides with his father in Center township, Mrs. Lottie B. Smith of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and James W. Cleveland who resides in the parental home in Center township, the last three of whom were with the sorrowing husband and father at her bedside when she passed away.

Mrs. Cleveland leaves a large circle of friends in Dubuque county, her former home for so many years, as well as in this county who will reverently cherish the memory of her personal worth as a devoted wife and mother, a kind hearted and sincere friend and an earnest Christian woman.

The funeral was conducted by the pastor of the Methodist church in Estherville, assisted by Revs. Bevan and Wilcox and although it was an afternoon service the church was crowded and a large company followed the remains to the cemetery, where Rev. Dr. Bevan, pastor of the Baptist church, performed the burial service.

Source: Estherville Democrat, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; March 21, 1900.


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