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HASKINS, Louisa 1817-1898


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11

Louisa C. Banks was born at Scipie, New York, April 9, 1817, and came with her parents to Illinois, where she was united in marriage to Morris Haskins, April 9th, 1840.

Mr. and Mrs. Haskins moved to Iowa in the year 1855 and settled in Grundy county, where they resided until death; that of the husband occurring November 7th, 1880. Six children, three sons and three daughters, were born to them, two of whom died in infancy, and one other, Manly Haskins, departed this life about seventeen years ago in the strength of his manhood. Of the surviving children, the oldest, Mrs. Geo. Nelson, lives at Eldora, Mrs. Clara Gould at Gifford, and Geo. M. Haskins still resides on the old homestead where mother Haskins continued to make her home.

Many years ago Mr. and Mrs. Haskins united with the Universalist church at Eldora of which they remained members to the close of life. Being among the first settlers in this part of the state they, like many others in an early day, were called upon to endure much privation and struggled hard for the necessaries of life, but bore all bravely and perseveringly which brought to them success.

Mrs. Haskins was a kind, loving mother and neighbor; ever ready to help any and all who called upon her. She was a sincere lover of the beautiful works of nature, especially flowers, with which her home was surrounded in great abundance. Many are the bouquets which have been borne out from her home to the sick chamber, or to be laid by loving hands upon the casket of deceased friends and neighbors. She tried to make her life helpful to those about her, and now that she is gone, may it not be truthfully said that "she being dead yet speaketh." During her last sickness she remained conscious to the last and took great pains and care in arranging and disposing of her personal effects. She suffered and endured all patiently, taking her departure of this life on Saturday, June 11, 1898, at the advanced age of 81 years, 2 months and 2 days. She expressed her readiness to go, but if spared desired to do a little more work here.

The funeral services were held in the church at the Vinton cemetery on Monday, June 13, conducted by Rev. Lee, pastor of the M.E. church at Whitten, Ia., and attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 June 1898, pg 8


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