BECKER, Sara E. 1835-1900
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/4/2016 at 11:57:17
Mrs. Lawrence Becker died at her home in the southeast part of town Sunday evening, Nov. 11, 1900, at eleven o'clock, aged sixty-five years. Deceased was born in Ireland in 1835 and when fourteen years of age came to America and for several years was a resident of New Jersey. Her maiden name was Sara E. Bradey and in 1865 she was united in marriage to Mr. Lawrence Becker at Stirling, Ill. The union was blessed with three children, George, Mary and Anna, all of whom are at home. The family have been residents of Grundy county since 1882, living on a farm in Clay township until about seven years ago when they moved to Grundy Center where they have since made their home. Mrs. Becker has been a great sufferer from rheumatism and kidney trouble for about four years and since last January she had been unable to leave her bed. She bore her sufferings with patience and fortitude and was ready and willing to answer the summons of the death angel. She was conscious until within an hour of her demise and passed away without a struggle. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. and the remains were followed to the cemetery west of town by a large number of friends, who with many others sympathize with the bereaved ones in the loss of their loved one.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 November 1900, pg 5
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