WILSON, Hattie E. 1858-1934
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Date: 11/8/2016 at 17:48:13
Obituary, Mrs. Hattie E. Wilson
Mrs. Hattie E. Wilson died at the home of her son, W. J. Wilson, last Thursday morning after an illness of more than two years, during the last seven weeks of which she had been confined to her bed. Her funeral services were conducted at her late home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. J. B. Bird of the Methodist church. Burial was in the Clark cemetery at Grundy Center.
Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of William and Eleanor Dean, and was born Sept. 7, 1858, at Belvidere, Ill., one of a large family of children, of whom she was the last survivor.
She was married Sept. 7, 1879, to Wm. F. Wilson, and for a time lived on a farm near Morrison. Later they moved to Grundy Center, where her husband was engaged in business with his brother, J. T. Wilson. During the greater part of her married life she had lived in Grundy Center, where her husband died June 9, 1911. Since that time she had made her home with her son, Wm. J. Wilson.
Early in life she joined the Methodist church, of which she was an earnest and faithful member.
Mrs. Wilson was the mother of four children, three of whom died in childhood and infancy. She is survived by one son, Wm. J. Wilson, his wife and four grandchildren; also a large number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wilson was devoted to her household, her family and her friends, all of whom will miss greatly her kindly presence and loving interest. She loved poetry and had carefully preserved many bits of verse, of one of which printed at the time of her own mother's death, she was particularly fond.
"Weep not for Mother, for she has crossed the river,
We almost saw Him meet her on the other shore
And lead her through the golden gates, where never
Sorrow or death can ever enter more.
Weep not for her, that she hath reached before us
The safe warm shelter of her long loved home;
Weep not for her, she may be bending o'er us
In quiet wonder when we, too, shall come.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 August 1934, pg 8
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