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Avery Hudson Criss (1917)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 2/25/2011 at 08:32:18

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, January 17, 1917
Page 1


The death of Hudson Criss came suddenly on Monday noon, following ill health covering a period of two years. He had been able to sit up in bed of late, but a weakened heart brought the end unexpectedly.

Mr. Criss came from Ohio originally and had lived in this locality for thirty two years. He leaves his widow and three children: Mrs. Frank Hendershott of Des Moines and Marie and Ray, both of Winterset.

Burial services were held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Church of Christ.

Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, January 17, 1916/1917 ( I think they forgot to change the year)
Page 1, Column 7

Hudson Criss, for thirty-three years a citizen of Winterset, died Monday morning from Brights disease from which he suffered for over two years. He made a marvelous recovery last spring and was able to be on the streets nearly all summer and fall.

Hudson Criss was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, and came to Winterset in 1883. He was married to Laura Shears, March 13, 1884. Four children were born to them, three of whom survive: Mrs. R. D. Hendershott, of Des Moines; and Roy and Marie, of Winterset. Another son, Ralph, died in December, 1915. The funeral will be held this afternoon at the Church of Christ, Rev. Burton officiating.

Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, January 24, 1917
Page 8, Columns 5, 6 & 7

Avery Hudson Criss was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, on September 5, 1858, and departed this life at his home in Winterset, Iowa, on January 15, 1917, aged 58 years.

With an inherited tubercular tendency, he was gradually weakened, his system undermined and finally carried off by a complication of insidious and deadly diseases.

He came to Madison county, Iowa in the spring of 1882, where he worked during the summer for W. S. Sumner on the farm north of Winterset.

He was married on March 13, 1884 to Miss Laura Shearer, and to this union were born four children, Ralph, Roy, Wray and Marie, all of whom survive him excepting Ralph who died suddenly December 7, 1915.

He was connected with various business enterprises; led rather an active, yet sedentary life, and was well and popularly known in Winterset and throughout the county.

As one who knew him most intimately from a social and business standpoint, for a period of over thirty-five years, this brief sketch is written in an attempt to do justice to the man—for he was most loved and esteemed by those who knew him best.

No man, be he friend or foe, has ever questioned his honesty, nor his business ability, and integrity, while he numbered among his closest friends many of the most influential men of Madison county.

Peace to his dust, and green be his memory, as a friend to a friend; by a friend.


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