Knowlton, Mrs. A.S. (Helen A.) 1854-1926
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 10/25/2011 at 15:29:19
May 10, 1926
SENEY RESIDENT IS FOUND DEAD IN BED
Mrs. Helen Augusta Knowlton, wife of Alvah S. Knowlton, was found dead in bed Sunday morning by her husband. Deceased had been suffering with influenza and passed away at the age of 72 years and 21 days. Mrs. Knowlton was born in Albion, N.Y., on April 18, 1854, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Freame.
Deceased was a well-known resident of this county, having made her home in Seney for many years, and leaves a host of friends besides the relatives to mourn her loss.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the Seney church, Rev. L. E. Wardle officiating. Burial will be made in the city (Seney) cemetery. Beely’s have charge of the funeral.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
May 11, 1926
TAUGHT MANY SCHOOL TERMS
Mrs. A. S. Knowlton Was Educator in Pioneer Days in West
WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED
Death claimed Mrs. Knowlton, wife of A. S. Knowlton, a Fredonia township
pioneer, at an early hour Sunday morning at the age of 72 years, at her home
in Seney. She passed away peacefully in her sleep and was found dead in her
bed in the morning. Mrs. Knowlton had been ailing with heart trouble and
her death was not unexpected. The physician in attendance had seen her
Friday and at that time her condition was improving to all appearances.
Mrs. Knowlton was a native of New York State and was born at Albion on April
18, 1854. Her maiden name was Helen Augusta Freame. She received her
education in the public schools of New York and began teaching school when
only fifteen years of age. She continued teaching in her native state for
about eight years and in 1877 came west. She taught school in Nebraska for
a couple of years and then came to Plymouth County where she followed her
profession. She was recognized as a most successful teacher and many living
in Plymouth County can pay tribute to her ability as an instructor and as a
kind and helpful preceptress. She is credited with having taught fifty terms
in the county and had taught seventy-eight terms in all.
She was united in marriage with Alvah S. Knowlton February 5, 1885, and they
farmed for many years in Fredonia township. Three years ago they moved from
the farm to Seney.
Mrs. Knowlton always took an active part in church and community affairs and
was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her
death her husband, A. S. Knowlton, and two nieces residing in New York.
Mrs. Knowlton was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral
services will be held at the Seney church this afternoon at 2:30, conducted
by the pastor, Rev. L. E. Wardle, and interment will be made in the cemetery
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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