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Maria Louise (Faurote) Evans Gilpin (1933)


Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 7/23/2007 at 12:03:14

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, April 13, 1933
Page 1

Maria Gilpin Dies at Age of 89 Years

Mrs. Maria Gilpin, one of the oldest women in Madison county, died at her home in Winterset, Sunday morning, April 9th at 7:30 o’clock. Mrs. Gilpin fell several months ago and broke her hip, and she has been in a serious condition since that time. Had she lived until May 5th, Mrs. Gilpin would have been 90 years of age.

Mrs. Gilpin has lived in this county for the past 79 years. She came to Madison county with her parents, Lyle and Clara Faurote, when she was eleven years of age, Ohio was her birthplace. When they came here there was no churches nor school buildings, but the family attended the Presbyterian church in the old log courthouse, which stood where the Memorial park now is. Mrs. Gilpin joined the Presbyterian church when she was eleven years of age and had been associated with the denomination since that time. She attended all of the services regularly as long as her health would permit.

Maria Faurote was married to E. W. Evans, and they were the parents of one daughter Mary, who in 1891 became the wife of the late John A. Guiher. Mr. Evans came to Madison county in the 50’s and engaged in the butcher business and was also extensively interested in real estate, owning 400 acres of farm land and town property as well. He also dealt in live stock. He died in 1870 and on December 12, 1873 his widow married S. J. Gilpin, Winterset attorney. Mr. Gilpin and her daughter have both preceded her in death. She leaves one brother Ed Faurote of Fontanelle and a number of nieces and nephews.

Because of her active interest in the affairs of the Presbyterian church, the members and friends, honored her, with a reception at the home of he niece, Mrs. R. S. Cooper, last year, on May 5th, her 89th birthday. Light refreshments were served to the ladies of the Presbyterian church and others who called.

Her pastor, Rev. R. C. Cully, conducted her funeral services, at the church Tuesday afternoon, April 11th, at 2:30 o’clock and burial was in the Winterset cemetery. The pall bearers at the service were Lloyd Montross, Ralph Thompson, Myles Young, Lawrence Blomgren, Robert Cornell, and Foster Powell.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, April 13, 1933
Page 1, Column 2


Had Lived Here Since 1854 – Member of Presbyterian Church 68 Years

Last rites for Mrs. Maria Gilpin, who would have observed her ninetieth birthday on May 5, were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the First Presbyterian church conducted by her pastor, Dr. R. C. Cully; burial was in the Winterset cemetery. Mrs. Gilpin has been in feeble health many months since breaking her hip in a fall at her home. Her last illness extended over a period of several weeks, her condition gradually becoming weaker.

She was one of the oldest residents of Winterset coming here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lytle Faurote, in 1854. She was born in Marion county, Ohio, the family going to Illinois and then to Union township, Madison county.

Her first home in Winterset was south of the Arcade hotel and her fist schooling was received in the log court house with stood on the present site of the Monumental park. It was there she attended union church services and Sunday school. She had attended the Presbyterian church seventy-eight years and had been a communicant sixty-eight years of that time.

She was first married to E. W. Evans. She was again married to Samuel Gilpin, Winterset attorney who died in 1900. Her only daughter, Mrs. Mary Evans Guiher died a number of years ago.

A brother, E/ R. Faurote of Fontanelle, is her only close survivor relative. Pall bearers were J. R. Cornell, Foster Powell, Myles Young, Ralph Thompson, L. L. Blomgren, and G. L. Montross.

Transcriber’s note: This obituary indicates that her birth date was 05 May 1843. Her gravestone says “1846”. Census records are mixed, with a couple supporting the 1846 date but about a half dozen supporting the 1843 date. Both the 1850 and 1860 censuses, which are most likely to be accurate, support the 1843 year of birth


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