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Elgin Echo Newspaper

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Elgin, Fayette Co., Iowa

15 Mar 1928

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Ellen Barnhouse,  nee Hawk, was born May 25, 1861, and died of anemia March 10, 1928, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Stillman, near Brainard, at the age of sixty-six years, nine months and fourteen days. She was united in marriage to James Barnhouse, who died August 20, 1911. This union was blessed with the following children: Fred and Milton, deceased, Mrs. Charles Appleman, of Hawkeye, Mrs. Harry Stillman, Mrs. Herman Boyer, John and Frank of West Union, Otto of Chicago, Mrs. L. F. McCollum of Benchland, Montana, and Dean and Christ, of Buffalo, Mont. She also leaves to mourn nineteen grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Emma House and Josephine, and two brothers, Fred and William.

The deceased always lived in this community with the exception of a few years in Montana. The funeral services were held in the Brainard Baptist church Monday, March 12, Rev. Ph. Lauer officiating. His text was Lucas 12,40. Appropriate songs were rendered  by Mrs. Sidney Patterson and Mrs. Martin Hovey. Burial was made about three miles this side of West Union. The deceased had many noble features and many friends.



~ transcribed and contributed by Constance

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