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Obituary ~ Cora C. Caldwell
April 12, 1872 ~ May 29, 1889

Decatur County Journal
June 6, 1889

CORA C. CALDWELL was born April 12, 1872, in Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa, and died at the home of her grandfather, A. CALDWELL, in Leon, Iowa, May 29, 1889.

At the age of four years MISS CORA moved with her parents to Leon.  She very early joined the Methodist Sunday School and was exceptionally punctual in her attendance and much loved and admired by her teacher. Her relation to the day school was noted for regularity in attendance and rapid advancement in her studies.

In 1884 she moved to Council Bluffs and there her life was characterized by the same spirit.  She attended regularly Sunday School and Church. In the public schools she advanced rapidly from one grade to another till she completed the high school course of study.

Having a desire to pursue her studies further, so as to prepare herself for life's duties, she laid her plans to enter college last September. But early in that month she took sick with typhoid pneumonia and all her plans were thwarted.  She partially recovered and then a relapse set in with a complication of various diseases.  Again she grew better and with the hope of being fully restored, she came to Leon.  Here at her grandparents', in her old home, surrounded by her old school mates -- friends of her childhood -- she gradually sank away till God took her home.

Her funeral took place from the Methodist Church May 30th.  Sermon by the Pastor, REV. A.T. JEFFRY.  Text: Mark 5:39.  The services were attended by a large number of people.  The pall bearers were selected from among her old school mates and were: MOR SANKEY, FRED HONNOLD, EUGENE HEBENER, CHARLES HEBENER, GUY HASTY and MARTIN RAY.  A large number of her young lady friends were in attendance bearing expressions of love and sympathy.

It is well to remember that through all her suffering she bore it with marked fortitude, manifesting that patience which is seldom equalled by an saint.  She always tried to make others happy.  Truly it may be said of her. "Those who knew her best loved her most".

Her body was laid to rest on Memorial Day -- the day of flowers -- typical of her beautiful life and of the beautiful home to which she has gone.


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