BECKWITH, Rosanna 1831-1895
Posted By: Kathy Gerkins (email)
Date: 9/11/2013 at 18:31:37
BECKWITH - At her home in this city, Saturday, August 31, 1895, Mrs. Rosanna Beckwith, wife of Joseph Beckwith, aged 62 years, 10 months and 25 days.
The deceased was born October 6, 1832. At the age of 19 she was married to Francis Silvis in Erie City, Penn.; who died a few years after their marriage. Two children were born to them, one dying in infancy; the other is Mrs. G. M. Case, of this city.
Mrs. Beckwith moved to this county 39 years ago, and was married to Joseph Beckwith about 35 years ago. A year ago last February it was discovered she had cancer in her mouth. She was advised to have it removed but neglected to do so until it was too late. She went to Chicago last January to consult a physician but he would not operate on it. She returned home and went to Davenport, but did not find any relief and has been a constant sufferer until death came to her relief. She leaves a husband to and five children to mourn her death. They are Mrs. G. M. Case, Mrs. Maggie Bonwell, William Beckwith, Mrs. Rosa Rowe, of this city, and Mrs. Melissa Shook, of Faribault, Minn. They were all in attendance at the funeral, which was held at the home Monday, September 2nd, conducted by Rev. A. A. Wilbur. The body was laid to rest in Niles cemetery.
Obit from newspaper clipping from the Floyd County Museum.
Floyd Obituaries maintained by Kermit Kittleson.
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