Fremont County, Iowa|
The Fremont County Sun
Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa
Source: submitted by Walter Farwell
- May 3, 1894
Mrs. Charlotte Ricketts died at the home of her son, Platt Ricketts, at 1:30 p.m., April 28th of Chronic Bronchitis. She was born Jan. 7, 1816. Was a teacher in Kentucky in 1843 at the time of her marriage to R. R. Ricketts, a citizen of that state. They moved to Iowa about the year 1856. His death occurred in 1877
at the age of 75. They buried a son eleven years of age in 1857 and a daughter twelve years of age in 1860. Two sons and two daughters with families survive the mother and hold her memory precious on account of her many Christian virtues. The burial took place Monday April 30th. Services were conducted at the home of Platt Ricketts by Dr. R. R. Hanley whose acquaintance with the family began with his settlement in Iowa in 1856. Mrs. R's daughter, Mrs., Lizzie Lehman of Columbus, Neb., and Mrs. Elvira Platt, a sister from Tabor, were providentially present and precious gospel hymns were sung at the house and grave by friends from Percival churches. The Bible texts for the sermon are found in Zachariah 13:9 and 14:6-7.
A. D. Acord commenced to deliver ice yesterday.
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