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TOMPKINS, Nettie (1857-1936)


Posted By: Hancock Co Genealogical Society
Date: 2/1/2020 at 21:55:21

Pioneer Woman Dies After Two Years Illness
Mrs. E. E. Tompkins Passed Away at Her Home Tuesday April 21st

Mrs. E. E. Tompkins, a pioneer resident of Clear Lake, passed away at her home, North Oak street, Tuesday, April 21, after an illness extending over a period of two years, during which time she has been a semi-invalid.

Nettie Haight was born at Kenosha, Wis., February 14, 1857. She came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Haight, when she was twelve years of age, to Hancock county in a covered wagon, walking the greater part of the way, on account of the heavy load of household goods. At the age of seventeen she was united in marriage to Elijah Tompkins at Ellington. Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins continued to live in Ellington township until 1893. She suffered the hardships of a hardy pioneer but was always ready and willing to extend a helping hand to those in distress or sorrow.

One daughter and one son were born to this union, the son passing away at the tender age of two and one-half years. In 1893 they moved to Clear Lake, to make a home for her father, until his death some years later. Following the death of Mr. Tompkins which occurred February 9, 1928 their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hyde moved from their farm to be with her mother and have since that time made their home in Clear Lake.

Mrs. Tompkins united with the Congregational church in 1913 and was faithful to her trust and as long as her health permitted attended the services in her church. She was devoted to her home and family. Of late years, she spent much of her time piecing quilts and quilting them, always busy with her hands, after being deprived of getting around and doing her household duties, garden and flowers.

About a month ago she began to fail rapidly and peacefully crossed the border land at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21.

Funeral services will be held at the home today (Thursday) at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. H. E. Blough. Burial will be made at Ellington cemetery, six miles southeast of Forest City. Williams Funeral Home in charge.

source: Clear Lake Mirror, 23 Apr 1936, page 1, column 4


Funeral Services for Mrs. E. Tompkins Held Last Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. E. Tompkins who passed away Tuesday, April 21, were held at the home, north Oak street, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. E. Bluogh.

Mrs. R. A. Monaghen sang "Abide With Me" and "Rock of Ages".

Burial was made in Ellington cemetery.

Pall Bearers were: Elton Luscomb, Eli Mack, Walter Cash, Henry Marshall, Herman Wulf and Oscar Thompson.

Robert Williams, funeral director.

Mrs. J. L. Trimble and Mrs. C. C. Jacobson arranged the flowers.

Out of town relatives were James Haight and George Hall, cousins from Whitewater, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Tompkins, Mrs. Irene Potter, Mr. Jerak, Waucoma; Mark Dean and son of Kasson, Minn.; Mrs. Carrie Davis, Mason City; Dr. E. Alder, Forest City; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Stork, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Kutzner, Ventura.

source: Clear Lake Mirror, 30 Apr 1936, page 1, column 4


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