UTTER, Ann 1835-1910
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Date: 2/17/2011 at 13:33:23
Death Summons Mrs. Ann Utter
New Hartford Mourns For the Sister of Honorable John A. Cousins
The funeral services of Mrs. Ann Cousins Utter were conducted Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the home of her brother, Hon. John A. Cousins, of this place, by Rev. Allshouse of the M.E. church. Mrs. Utter died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Conn of Rowan, Iowa, and the remains were brought home for interment in Fairfield cemetery, Grundy county, beside her husband.
Mrs. Ann Utter was born in the territory of Wisconsin now the state of Iowa at Dubuque, Oct. 18, 1835. Died Dec. 28, 1910, aged 75 years two months and ten days. She was married to John Utter, Feb. 22, 1855. To this union was born ten children of whom six died in early youth. Mrs. Utter had been ill for some time, but was only confined to the home for three months. She was a great sufferer, but bore with Christian fortitude her affliction, choosing rather to make others happy than to make known her ills. She has been a constant resident of this vicinity since 1865. Mr. Utter died in 1880, and during all these years she has looked after her home interests and farm affairs in a businesslike and womanly way.
The daughters, Mrs. Kate Conn, of Rowan, Iowa; Mrs. Fannie Goble, of Butte, Neb.; Mrs. Estella Thomas of Madison, S. D., and the son, J. A. Utter, of New Hartford, were all present at the services beside several other relatives from Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Alden. The floral tributes were beautiful, showing the esteem in which she was held by her loved ones, the church and old time neighbors and friends. Another pioneer resident has been called from our midst. A loving mother, a kind friend to all who knew her, a consistent Christian character has gone to her reward.
--Waterloo Reporter (Waterloo, Iowa), 31 December 1910, pg 11
Mrs. Ann Utter, sister of Hon. J. A. Cousins and a resident here for many years, died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kate Conn, at Rowan, Iowa, and was buried in the Fairfield cemetery, at this place Friday. Rev. Mr. Allshause of the M.E. church officiated. Preceding her death she was probably the oldest native-born Iowan in the state, having been born near Dubuque in October, 1835.
--The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 2 January 1911, pg 9
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