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Betsey (Harris) Harris (1891)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 12/29/2007 at 20:20:51

The Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, December 4, 1891
Page 3

County and City

The sad news of the death of Mrs. B. Harris was reported yesterday. She passed away at about five o'clock in the morning. It was a surprise to many who did not know that her condition was so serious. A more extended notice will be given next week.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, December 10, 1891
Page 6, Column 2


Betsey, wife of Henry Harris, died at her home last Thursday morning, Dec. 3, after a brief illness of a week. She has been in very poor health for several years.

She was born in Lock, Cayuga County, New York, July 5, 1827, and married Henry Harris, March 23, 1854. In 1857 they moved to Adair county, ia., and thence to Madison county in 1869.

She was the mother of three children, Flora, Amy and Elizabeth. Flora went to Burmah as a missionary in 1887 and now resides in Bassier. Mrs. Harris joined the Baptist Church in Winterset in 1869 and has ever maintained a consistent Christian life.

The funeral services were held Saturday morning at her late residence. Rev. W. E. Stanley, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating.

Coordinator's note: Maiden name taken from 1850 Federal Census at Locke, Cayuga, New York.


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