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Leota Porter (1908)

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Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 3/20/2006 at 08:33:42

The Winterset Reporter
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, January 23, 1908
Page 1

Death of Leota Porter

Miss Leota Porter, one of the prominent young ladies of Winterset, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Porter last Saturday about noon, after but a few days illness. Miss Porter was well known by about everybody in the city. She will be greatly missed by her many friends, her family and the patrons of her father's store with whom she was very popular.

The funeral occurred Monday afternoon. Many will mourn her loss and the family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
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The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, January 23, 1908
Page 1

DEATH CLAIMS MISS LEOTA PORTER

Succumbs to Acute Bright’s Disease After Ten Days Illness

Miss Leota, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Porter, passed away on last Saturday, after an illness of ten days, her death being due to uraenic poisoning. As was mentioned in these columns last week, she showed marked improvement during the early part of the week, but on Thursday morning other complications arose bailing all efforts to save her life. Her death is the occasion of sincere sorrow in many homes for she was widely known and held in high esteem by all. She was born here, grew from childhood to womanhood, graduated from the Winterset high school and after teaching a number of terms of school, entered the store owned by her father. She possessed that grace of character that endeared her to all who knew her. Happy, kind hearted and sympathetic to a fault and with unassuming in manner. She who will be sorely missed in the home, in the church and Sunday school and in the circle of near friends whose privilege it was to be her intimate associates.

Funeral services were held from the home on Monday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. J. H. White, of the United Presbyterian church conducting the services. His tribute to her life and character were words that will be long cherished by the bereaved home circle and friends. With what force are we reminded of the truth that “Death loves a shining mark,” but we turn to the great truth of the resurrection and in such a life does the resurrection become the christian’s comfort and assurance. The family circle broken by her death consists of the father and mother, one sister, Miss Emily Porter, a teacher at Tarkio college, and one brother, Lorimer Porter, who is engaged in the missionary fields of India.
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Coordinator's note: Per her mother's obituary, the deceased's full name was "Hannah Leota Porter".

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