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Culver, Rosalthe (Seavy) 1868 - 1911


Posted By: Janice Sowers (email)
Date: 12/12/2006 at 15:12:22

From the Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles by Mrs. Lillian Wheeler - Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Mar. 21, 1911, FP, C1,2

Rosalthe Seavy Culver was born at Stockton, Ill., June 7, 1868, and was the eldest of thirteen children. In 1883 she removed with her parents to Riceville, Iowa. She was married to Mr. S. S. Culver, October 25, 1891. On the 10th of December, 1897, her mother died and since that time she has been a second mother to her younger brothers and sisters. In 1908 she moved with her husband to Cresco, where she has since resided. She passed away shortly before midnight, March 15, 1911, leaving a husband and two children, a father, six sisters and five brothers to mourn her loss. Mrs. Culver was an earnest Christian woman and had been a member of the Congregational church for many years. She was also prominent in the Eastern Star and was universally beloved by all classes for her grace and beauty of character. She was an ideal wife and mother and the sympathy of the whole community go out to her husband and children in their great affiction. The funeral was held in the Congregational church and was conducted by Rev. H. J. Hinman, after which the body was interred at Oaklawn.

The funeral was very largely attended, the Eastern Star Chapter being present in a body, and a large number from a distance were present, among them being the Misses Eunice, Harriet and Winnie Seavy, Brice and Frank Seavy, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Benson, all of Riceville, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Watston of Saratoga, and L. Seavy of Charles City, sisters and brothers of the deceased; also Mr. and Mrs. Alex Reynolds, uncle and aunt, and Albert Williams, a cousin, of Riceville. Rufus Seavy of Riceville, the father of Mrs. Culver, was prevented from attending on account of his illness.

Among the friends were Mr. and Mrs. John Miles, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Miles, Mr. and Mrs. Al Miles and Mr. and Mrs. Al Watson of Saratoga, and Sheriffs Tom Qualley, of Decorah, and A. M. Russell, of New Hampton, who were accompanied by their wifes.--Plain Dealer.

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Mar. 17, 1911, FP, C5

Sudden Death of Mrs. Culver.
It was a sad shock to all to learn on Thursday morning of the sudden death of Mrs. S. S. Culver during the night. She had been in poor health for some time and an asthmatic affliction had been so troublesome of late that much of her time was spent in a chair. About midnight, she asked that Mr. Culver be called and after awakening he noticed that she was very ill and phoned for physicians but before they could arrive she had passed away. Death was probably due to a clot of blood striking the brain. The funeral took place this afternoon at the Congregational church.

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