Williamson, Mrs. Harry (Florence) 1879-1935
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 2/14/2004 at 18:15:08
TWIN SISTER OF MRS WILL LEMKE DIES
Mrs. Bill Lemke received word this morning of the death of her sister, Mrs. Harry Williams at Morning Sun, Ia., which was sudden and unexpected. Mrs. Williams attended church last night and on her return home she had a heart attack which terminated fatally about 1:30.
Mrs. Willams, nee Florence Manz, was born in Plymouth County near Merrill, and was the twin of Mrs. Lemke. She taught in school for 20 years and until recently made her home in Plymouth county. Four years ago she was married to Rev. Harry Williamson and moved to Burlington, Iowa, to make her home.
Surviving are the following brothers and sister: Andrew Manz of Montebello, Calif.; John of Dixon, Neb.; George of Hinton; as well as the sorrowing widower, and Mrs. Williamson’s twin, Mrs. Lemke.
Mr. and Mrs. John Manz, Mr. and Mrs. George Manz, and Mrs. Matie Manz and children, Edna and Hilda motored to Burlington to attend the funeral.—LeMars Globe-Post
[Newspaper dated 19 Sep 1935]
[A more complete obituary found in another newspaper]
Sept. 17, 1935
POPULAR FORMER SCHOOL TEACHER TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Harry Williamson Expires Unexpectedly At Home In Morning Sun
Mrs. Will Lemke, residing 25 Second Avenue SE, received word early Monday morning of the death of her twin sister, Mrs. Harry Williamson, of Morning Sun, Iowa. Mrs. Williamson before her marriage was Miss Florence Manz, of this place, and was widely known in the community.
Death came unexpectedly. She attended services in the church of which her husband is pastor twice on Sunday, and during the evening apparently in the best of health suffered a heart attack, which proved fatal.
Florence Manz was born in Washington township, the daughter of pioneers who settled near Merrill in the seventies. She was born on the Manz homestead June 5, 1879, and received her early education in the country schools and in Merrill, later attending a college in Sheldon. Miss Manz taught in the rural schools of Plymouth County for many years and was popular with scholars and parents in every district in which she followed her profession.
Her kindly spirit, sense of values and pleasant ways gained her friends in all circles with which she came in contact. She was deeply religious in the truest meaning of the term, and led a Christian life, which endeared her to all those with whom she was associated.
Miss Manz was united in marriage January 1, 1931, with Rev. Harry Williamson, minister of the Free Methodist church, and during their brief and happy married life was an able helper in the church and Sunday school work. Her unexpected death brings sorrow to many friends.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Harry Williamson, her brothers and sisters, who are: Mrs. Will Lemke of LeMars; Andrew Manz of Montebello, Cal.; Mrs. Amanda Thompson McPherson, of Parsons, Kan.; John Manz, of Dixon, Neb.; and George Manz, of Hinton.
Mr. and Mrs. John Manz, of Dixon, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. George Manz, of Hinton, and Mrs. Matie Manz and daughters, Edna and Hilda, of Merrill and Mrs. Will Lemke leave this morning for Ottumwa, where the funeral will be held.
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