HENRY, Laura 1823-1903
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/13/2016 at 09:43:38
Mrs. Henry's Death
Mrs. Laura U. Henry died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of twelve weeks duration. The funeral service will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M.E. church.
Laura U. Tillotson was born in Casnovia, Madison county, N.Y., in 1823. When a young girl she moved with her parents to Ohio and there in the year 1840 she was united in marriage to J. H. Henry. In 1855 they moved to Fondulac, Wis., where they remained until 1870 when they came to Grant township, Grundy county and lived on a farm until the fall of 1883 when they came to Grundy Center. In the spring of the next year Mr. Henry died after which Mrs. Henry made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Gibson, until her death which occurred on Tuesday evening, June 16, 1903.
During her last illness which confined her to her bed for twelve weeks, she suffered no pain and the end came peacefully. She died trusting the Master she had served for fifty years. When thirty years of age she joined the Free Congregational church. After moving to Wisconsin and finding no church of her choice she joined the M.E. church and since that time it has had her prayers and best endeavors. She was an earnest and faithful Christian woman who has always had the confidence and respect of the entire community.
Two children survive her, Mrs. D. W. Ickes of San Jose, Cal., and Mrs. C. M. Gibson of Grundy Center. One son died when four years old. Her faithful daughter, Mrs. Gibson, and granddaughters, Mrs. Lola Erickson and Mrs. Lucia Lynn, were with her at the last doing what they could that her last moments might come in peace. Mrs. Ickes was unable to be with her mother.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 June 1903, pg 4
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