Crow, Lizzie A. (Mrs. John) 1842-1905
Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 3/18/2005 at 20:13:50
LeMars Plymouth Co. Iowa
February 24, 1905
Death of Mrs. John Crow
Mrs. Crow, wife of John Crow, died on Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Gill, one mile north of Merrill, after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Crow caught cold attending the funeral of a grandchild about two weeks ago and an attack of grip followed, supplemented by erysipelas and inflammation rheumatism which went to her heart. Mrs. Crow was sixty-two years old last November. Her death is a sad blow to her husband and children. Mr. and Mrs. Crow, who have resided on South Avenue in this city for the past three years, were making preparations to move to Merrill where they recently purchased property to make their home. They have acquired a competency by long and honorable toil and were planning to retire and enjoy a well earned rest and pass their declining days in peace and comfort when death struck down the wife and mother. Mrs. Crow was born in Pennsylvania, of English parents and when a girl crossed the ocean twice with her parents who finally returned to America to make their home. Her maiden name was Lizzie A. Faull, and she was united in marriage with John Crow at Muscalunge, Wisconsin, in 1868. Two years later Mr. Crow came to Plymouth county and homesteaded and in the following spring he and his wife took up their residence on the homestead three miles northeast of Merrill and lived there for many years. Three children, with the bereaved husband survive. They are Mrs. Marie Gill and Mrs. Shirbon of Merrill and Bernard Crow who is weighmaster at the Sioux City stock yards. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Merrill and the interment was made in the cemetery at Broken Kettle where lie the remains of her mother, a brother and brother-in-law.
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