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Lawrence, Margaret Jane (Fiero) 1836 – 1897


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 9/12/2017 at 13:44:35

Iowa Plain Dealer February 16, 1897, FP, C5

Margaret Jane Lawrence, wife of E. P. Lawrence, at her home in Pilot Grove, Lincoln township, Winneshiek, Co.. Iowa, after a brief illness in the 61st., year of her age.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. O. H. Holmes, of Cresco, on Wednesday, Feb., 10; a brief service being held at the home, followed by an able and comforting discourse at the M. E. church, Ridgeway. The residents of Pilot Grove and vicinity were grief-stricken at the death.
The writer desires to call attention to a portion of the scripture lesson of of {sic}Rev. Holmes—
Psalms xxiv—“Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord, or who shall stand in His holy place? He that hath clean hands and a pure heart, who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.”
From the church at Ridgeway the remains were taken by train to Ossian for interment. On arrival at Ossian the funeral party found a goodly number of the old friends and neighbors of a fourth of a century, in waiting to pay a last tribute of respect. The remains were laid at rest in the Ossian cemetery by the side of her mother, a brother, and other relatives.
Deceased was born September 9, 1836, in Ulster Co., New York. Her maiden name was Margaret Jane Fiero.
She came to Rock Co., Wisconsin, in 1854, and was married to Mr. E. P. Lawrence in 1856. With her husband she came to Iowa in 1866, settling near Calmar, Winneshiek, Co., where they resided for 25 years. In 1891 they made their home in Pilot Grove at the place of her death.
Margaret Jane Lawrence was a supremely good and conscientious woman, faithful in all the appointments of life, and ever striving for the betterment of those about her. Not being blessed with children of her own, she sought to bestow her maternal nature upon the children of others. The writer is pained to realize that his little children are deprived of Aunt Jane’s wholesome instruction and can no more receive the rich blessings of her head and heart.
She leaves her aged companion, one sister, two brothers and numerous other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. C.E.T.
The aged companion and relatives of the late Margaret Jane Lawrence desire to express their earnest thanks to the friends and neighbors, at home and at Ossian, who rendered such spontaneous and abundant services during her sickness and burial.


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