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Dawley, Lovenia (Wanless) 1831 - 1914


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Date: 6/3/2017 at 16:14:15

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer March 6, 1914, P5, C5
Transcribed from: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87058075/1914-03-06/ed-1/seq-5/

Mrs. C. W. Dawley, an old resident of Cresco, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elzea, at Blackwell, Oklahoma, and was brought here for burial Monday. Short funeral services were held Thursday, at 9 a. m., at the home of her son Bert, conducted by Rev. John Gammons. Burial at Burr Oak.

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer March 13, 1914, FP, C3
Transcribed from: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87058075/1914-03-13/ed-1/seq-1/

Another Pioneer Mother Passes To Her Reward.
Lovenia Wanless was born in Poccahontas County, Virginia, September 9, 1831, remaining there until 14 years of age when she moved to Illinois with her parents. In the fall of 1855, the subject of this sketch, with her parents and other members of their family, moved to Iowa and was one of the first pioneer settlers of this state, settling on a claim that they pre-empted in Orleans Township, Winneshiek County, northwest of the site on which now stands the new Norwegian Lutheran church. May 19, 1860, she was united in marriage with Chandler W. Dawley and to them five children were born, namely: Clara M., Charles L., of Burr Oak, Iowa, Ella L., of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Edgar E., and Albertus E., of this city, all of who, with the exception of Clara M. and Edgar E., together with the aged husband survive to mourn the loss of a kind, loving and faithful wife and mother. She also leaves a grandson, Claude M. Elzea, of Sheldon, Iowa, who until recently has always made his home with his grandparents. also twelve other grandchildren. She departed life at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Stanton Elzea, 809 W. Padon Ave., Blackwell, Oklahoma, on Wednesday afternoon, February 25, 1914, of old age, passing away without pain or suffering and her mind was clear to the last, being 82 years, 5 months and 16 days of age at the time of her departure.

August 1, 1913, she with her husband accompanied their daughter, Mrs. Stanton Elzea and family, to Oklahoma, the first time she had been away from the counties of Howard and Winneshiek during a continuous residence here of over 58 years, to make their home with their daughter. On Saturday, February 21st, she was summoned and after being confined to her bed only about five days, despite the best of medical aid and loving care, she sank gradually until she passed into that sleep that knows no awakening. Short funeral services were held at the home of her daughter in Oklahoma, Sunday afternoon, March 1st, at 3 o’clock, before the remains were brought to Cresco on Tuesday afternoon, March 3rd, and funeral services, conducted by Rev. John Gammons, took place at the home of her son, Albertus E. Dawley, in this city, where she and her husband has resided since coming to Cresco from near Burr Oak, Iowa, in the fall of 1907, with the exception of the past few months spent in the Southwest, and where at 9 o’clock a. m. on Wednesday, old friends and neighbors met to pay the last sad rites to the cherished memory of the deceased. She was laid at rest in the cemetery at Burr Oak, Iowa.

Mrs. Dawley was the eldest daughter of a family of sixteen children, all of whom have departed for the Better World, except these who remain to mourn with the members of the immediate family, and nearly all of whom are residing in the state of Oregon; five brothers, Wilson, Brown, Gillmore, Alfred and Charley Wanless, and three sisters, Isabelle Bottler, Laura Snell and Beuna Vista Snell.

Burr Oak Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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