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CENTENIARIAN IS DEAD-Mrs. Lucy White Verbeck Died 1910

VERBECK, WHITE

Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 11/13/2019 at 22:18:41

Evening Times-Republican, Wednesday, Mar 30, 1910, Marshalltown, Ia., Page: 2

CENTENIARIAN IS DEAD
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MRS. LUCY WHITE VERBECK, OF GRINNELL, WAS
NEARING 100TH ANNIVERSARY
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WAS REMARKABLE WOMAN WITH
MANY DESCENDANTS
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Survived by Great Grandchildren Who
Have Children of Their Own-Survives
All of Eight Children Except One-Who is
Now 76 Years of Age- Funeral to
Be Held Friday
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Special to Times Republican:
Grinnell, March 30-Grinnell lost a remarkable woman this morning by the death of Mrs. Lucy White Verbeck, who would have been 100 years of age had she survived two months longer. Mrs. Verbeck would have celebrated her centenary of life May 22.

Mrs. Verbeck was born in Standstead, Canada, three miles from the Vermont line. She was married to Luther M. Verbeck, Feb. 7, 1833, and came to Iowa and Grinnell on December, 1883. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Verbeck, and the, other survived all but one, the exception being C. H. Verbeck, of this city, who is 76 years of age. As direct descendants of Mrs. Verbeck are sixteen grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren, some of whom have children.

Mrs. Verbeck was a woman of strong intellect, democratic in political tendencies, strongly union in the civil war, Universalist in religion but not a member of any church. Mr. Verbeck died here in 1885.

The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence, with interment in Hazelwood Cemetery, where three daughters are buried.


 

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