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SLOANE, Emma Louise (Brockway) 1854 - 1902


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 12/31/2019 at 12:20:45

Source: Decorah Republican Feb. 20, 1902 Page 4 Col 2

Mrs. S. G. Sloane, of Charles City.

From the C C Intelligence of the 15th we clip the following brief obituary of the best known newspaper woman in N. E. Iowa:--

Emma Louise Brockway, youngest child of Freeman and Elizabeth Brockway was born in Clyde, Wayne county New York, January 10, 1854, and died at her home, the Gilbert hotel, in Charles City, Thursday, February 6, 1902. She came to Iowa in April. 1856, with her parents, who located at Independence, Buchanan county where they resided until the fall of 1866, when they moved to Adel, Dallas county, where she grew to womanhood. She was married July 26, 1876, at Dallas Center, Iowa, to Sam G. Sloane. One child, a daughter, was born to them, but died at three and one-half years of age. They resided in Dallas Center about five years. In 1881 moved to Des Moines, and in January, 1883, to Chicago, and in May of same year went to St. Louis. Resided in St. Louis until June, 1887, when they returned to Chicago and remained until January, 1891, when they came to Charles City arriving on the 24th, since which time to Charles City people her life has been an open book.

The above is a short biography of the one who has borne the burdens of life and shared its joys with us for over twenty-five years, and who with us was looking hopefully forward to many more years of work and happiness together. But how suddenly were those hopes dashed to earth and forever blasted. None can bear our loss, but many have offered consolation to us, and to the bereaved sister who for nearly twenty-five years was the home companion with us, the assurance of their willingness to share our sorrow.

Pastor Denney in his funeral discourse touched a ruling characteristic of Mrs. Sloane’s life in this brief paragraph:-
I am sure that those who knew Mrs. Sloane will testify to her sincere friendliness. Her work for many years, had brought her in touch with a large number of our people. She had a real interest in those whom she met, either as acquaintances or friends. Her duties as a reporter were not done in a merely professional way. There was a pleasantness about her address, a sincerity in the tones of her voice, which led you to feel that life for her meant the diffusion of sunshine, the carrying of cheer and comfort into other lives. How many since her death have spoken of her friendly spirit, and we all feel poorer because we shall miss her hearty greetings, her personal interest in all that concerned our welfare.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows she is buried in Riverside Cemetery.


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