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HAWN, Mary E. (1855-1930)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/2/2020 at 12:19:04

Mary Elizabeth Hawn
(April 3, 1855 February 23, 1930)

Ida Grove Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Feb 27, 1930, p.1
Mrs. J. M. Hawn Dies in Holstein
Was Almost 75 Years Old and Lived in N. W. Iowa, Fifty-eight Years
Holstein, Iowa, Feb. 26 Death came February 23 to Mary Elizabeth Will Hawn at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Bagenstos in Holstein. She was brought February 8 from the Sioux Valley hospital, Cherokee, where she had been receiving treatment for four weeks. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Holstein, Tuesday, February 23, in charge of Rev. J. L. Whitney. Interment was made at Silver Cemetery. The pall bearers included R. C. Hawn, Ed Hawn, Henry Will, Lincoln Will, Arthur Bagenstos and Ray Will.
She was born April 3, 1855 at McGreagor, Iowa and lived to the age of 74 years, 10 months and 20 days. She came to this part of the state when she was 17 years of age, settling with her parents on a farm near Aurelia. On December 26, 1874 she was united in marriage to John M. Hawn and they lived on the farm one mile south of Silver church until he preceded her in death in 1911. Since that time she has resided in the home of her youngest son, Ed., and with the other children and relatives. She is survived by her three children, Robert Cliff, Webster City; Mrs. Arthur Bagenstos and Ed of Holstein; one sister, Mrs. Chas. Gilmore, Marcus; three brothers, Ed Will, Seattle; Henry Will, Wessington Springs, S. D.; and Lincoln Will, Kimball, S. D., six grandchildren and six great grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Hosts of nephews, nieces and many friends remain to mourn her departure. Aunt Mary, as she was known, was a pioneer of Cherokee County, and it is by the hardship and toils and examples of such pioneers that Iowa has become famous. Early in life she gave her life to Jesus and was a faithful servant to the end. She was a charter member of the M. E. Church in Silver Township. She was also a member of the Yeoman Lodge. Out of town relatives present at Webster City: Link Will, Robert L. Will, Kimball, S. D.; Henry Will, Wessington Spring, S. D.; Miss Pearl E. Bagenstos, Iowa City; Mrs. Lillian Hye, Miss Ruth Sawveil, Marcus; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Will, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Will, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Will, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sawvell, Mrs. West McGreagor, Mrs. John Galvin, all of Aurelia; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dial of Smithland; Dr. and Mrs. B. B. Leonard, Anthon; Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Sones, Mr. and Mrs. C. Barnard, George Lent, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Will Unger, Will Bunn, all of Cherokee; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Sones and Mrs. Will Sones of Quimby.


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