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Mrs. Clara Hall-Henderson


Posted By: Constance Diamond, IAGenWeb Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/28/2017 at 21:16:22

The Argo
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Page 2 column two
21 February 1906


Clarissa Cornish Hall was born in Annsville, Oneida county. New York, September 26. 1839. She departed this life February 8. 1906. On October 8, 1860, she was united in marriage with M.V. Henderson. Together they came to Iowa in 1864 and settled at Auburn, then one of the principal villages in Fayette county. For several years Mr. and Mrs. Henderson were steward and stewardess of the county farm, and here it was that people began calling her mother, first among the inmates of the county home and later, by nearly everyone. She had a generous nature, quick in sympathy, strong in comfort and in the possession or good judgement, she won the hearts of all who made her acquaintance, and all deemed it an honor to call her mother.

In 1877 the family moved from West Union and since that time Mr. and Mrs. Henderson have operated the Henderson House, with the exception of two years. Three children blessed their home: Ida, now Mrs. A.A. Johnston; Cora, Mrs. E.R. Clark; and Martin V. Henderson, Jr., all living in this city. These, with the sorrowing husband and grandchildren, mourn the loss of a constant, loving wife, a mother in all the fullness of that tender, wonderful word, and grandmother most dear. As wife mother and friend there were those who may have equaled her—none that excelled her. In her religious belief she was a Universalist and consistent to her views.

For some time she had not been well, but the date of her last illness began Jan. 24. She failed rapidly but with true courage remained patient and hopeful to the last.

The funeral service, simple in character, was held from the family residence. Sundav afternoon at 2:30, Rev. A.G. Ward officiating, who spoke from I Timothy IV:10, "We trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those who believe."

He spoke briefly of the life, by example and precept, of the deceased, comforting and cheering the hearts of those in mourning with the message of Gospel. The choir, composed of Mesdames Ward and Tebbens, and Messrs H.F. Jacobs and J.E. Palmer, rendered some very nice selections. The pallbearers were S.H. Bevins, H.R. Palmer, Jas. Burrell, G.S. Austin, Frank Van Bogart and Daniel Probst. Interment was made in the Hawkeye cemetery, the silent city where ever and anon new mounds of sod arise telling of fleeting life and hopes of a blessed immortality.—Hawkeye Beacon


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