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Haviland, Mrs. Emma 1875-1940


Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 2/10/2005 at 10:50:13

From the LeMars Sentinel, Tuesday, June 18, 1940, Page 1, Column 6:

Mrs. Emma Haviland Died Monday Noon In LeMars

Mrs. Emma Haviland, who had been in poor health for several years, died about noon Monday at the home of Mrs. Edith Darville, who had been nursing her. Mrs. Haviland was the widow of Oscar Haviland of Seney, who died fifteen or twenty years ago, and a sister of Frank Becker of Seney. She is survived by two daughters, Olive, who lives in California, and Carol in Texas. Both the daughters are married. Until the daughters are heard from no plans can be made for the funeral.

From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, June 21, 1940, Page 1, Column 4:

Mrs. Emma Haviland, Old Resident County, Buried Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Haviland were held Wednesday afternoon at the Mauer funeral home with Rev. W. M. Hubbard, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in the city cemetery.

Emma Mathilda Becker was born March 31, 1875, at Nokomis, Illinois, and came to LeMars with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Heye Becker, in 1882. In June, 1905 (error--May 18, 1904), she was married to Oscar Haviland at Seney and they lived on a farm in that community until his death in 1923 (error--1922) when Mrs. Haviland and her daughters moved to LeMars. Since the marriage of her daughters Mrs. Haviland has made her home with Mrs. Edith Darville in LeMars.

Mrs. Haviland's daughters are Mrs. Carol Chickering of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Olivia Giessellmann of San Diego, California. The former arrived in LeMars in time to attend her mother's funeral.

Mrs. Haviland is also survived by three brothers and three sisters: William of Holmquist, S. D.; Frank of LeMars; Otto of Bazine, Kansas; Mrs. Anna Buss (sic--Buse) of New Ulm, Minn.; Mrs Minnie Hillebrand of Fresno, California, Mrs. Bertha Lindsey of Los Vegas (sic--Las Vegas), New Mexico.

Mrs. Haviland attended LeMars Normal school, which later became Western Union college, and taught in Plymouth county schools for several years prior to her marriage. She united with the German Methodist church in LeMars as a young girl, transferred her membership to the Seney Methodist church after her marriage and for many years past has affiliated with the First Methodist church, LeMars.


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