MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 124
submitted by Neal Carter, Sept. 28, 2007
At a meeting of the Old Settlers of Muscatine County, at the City Hall, Aug, 3d, 1882. Suel Foster, Peter Jackson and Wm. Gordon were appointed a committee to present resolutions on the death of MRS. MARGARETTE SILVERTHORN, who died at her home in Melpine on the 30th of July, and reported the following:
WHEREAS, Mrs. Silverthorn was one of our earliest settlers, having settled with her husband, Oscar Silverthorn, and a large family of children, in the year 1838, on the farm where she died, and having lived with us over 40 years and dying at the advanced age of 87,
Resolved, That our society is called upon on this occasion, more especially to pay its high respect to the deceased, not only on account of her loving life, but also to her many virtues as a faithful, industrious and economical house-wife and mother, who with her family of children and numerous offspring, have contributed much towards establishing our county, State and society on a basis of law, religion, wealth and education which is the pride of our nature, and which entitled her to highest respect and love.
Resolved, That we hereby extend to the family and relations our deep sympathy in their affliction, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family.
Resolved, That they also be published in our papers and be preserved in our records.
- SUEL FOSTER
- P. JACKSON
- WM. GORDON
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