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Sophia Barbara Nourse, 1864-1929


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/28/2009 at 09:35:18

Sophia Barbara Nourse was born in Fayette County, Iowa, on February 12, 1864, died at Portland, Oregon, April 1, 1929. In 1877 she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Gilbert, and five brothers and four sisters from Decorah, Iowa to Emmet Co., where they lived many years on a farm northwest of Estherville. On January 1, 1882, she was married to C. E. Nourse. To this union eight children were born, four of whom are living; Charles and Herbert of this city; Mrs. Hazel Davis of Bend, Oregon, and Harold of Soda Springs, Idaho. Mr. Nourse died a year ago last September. Mrs. Nourse has two brothers living; Gus Gilbert of Wallingford and Hans Gilbert of Hot Springs, Ark; two sisters, Mrs. Ole Rognas of Minneapolis and Mrs. Lars Bilden of Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Nourse left Estherville nineteen years ago to reside in the state of Washington. Mrs. Nourse was confirmed in the Lutheran church but a number of years ago she became a member of the Baptist church of this city. She is buried in Oak Hill cemetery, Estherville.

Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, 1929.


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