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Priscilla (Davis) Clopton Foshier (1899)

CLOPTON, DAVIS, FOSHIER

Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 4/29/2006 at 10:44:55

The Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, May 31, 1899
Page 5, Column 2

CITY AND COUNTY

Mrs. Priscilla Fosher, better known as Grandma Clopton, died on Monday at the residence of her son, Lincoln Clopton, aged 73 years and 3 months. She was born in Kentucky and moved to Winterset in 1861. Her husband, Robert Clopton, enlisted in Co. F, 39th Iowa, in August, 1862, and died at Cairo, Ill., in the winter of l863-64. She was left with five small children to support, the youngest, Lincoln, being but a babe of four months when his father enlisted.

In 1875 she was married to David Fosher, who died in 1880. For nearly forty years she has been a member of the M. E. Church.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Wednesday p.m. On account of the absence of the pastor, the sermon was preached by Rev. Follansbee, of the Christian Church.
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Coordinator's note: Transcribed as published, surname of 2nd husband per his gravestone is "Foshier".
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Winterset Reporter
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, June 1, 1899
Page 7

Obituary

Mrs. Priscilla Fosher, whom every one knew as “Grandma Clopton,” died at her home in the west part of the city, Monday evening, at the age of 73.

Miss Priscilla Davis was born in Kentucky, February 28, 1826, and was married to Rob’t Clopton at the age of 17. Five children were born to them, four surviving her. They moved to Winterset in 1861. Mr. Clopton died at Cairo, Ill. in Jan. 1863. In 1875 she married David Fosher, who died in 1880. She united with the M. E. church in 1861. Funeral services were held Wednesday at two o’clock.

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