Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 393 & 398
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Oct. 2, 2007


At her home near Fairport occurred the death of Mrs. Jemima M. Mockmore, relict of the late Charles M. Mockmore, on Wednesday. Her fatal aliment was cancer of the stomach. Deceased had resided in this county for thee decades and was 67 years of age. Five sons and one daughter mourn her demise. The funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock at the New Era, conducted by Rev. Jacob Fath.--- December 6, 1893. (hand written)

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Dec 6, 1893 (hand written)--- It is with regret we learn of the death of our friend and neighbor, Mrs. Charles M. Mockmore, better known as Aunt Jermima, on December 6 at 2 p. m., after being confined to her bed for nine weeks with cancer of stomach. She bore her illness with the same patience and Christian fortitude which characterized her through life.

Aunt Jermima was early left a widow with a family of seven small children to support and the farming to attend to, she struggled along caring for them and doing what her willing hands could find to do for a number of years until the family of boys grew to aid in their support. It can well be said, “well done good and faithful servant; many have done well but thou excellest them all.”

Jemmima Chatterton was born in New York, April 8, 1830, and came to Iowa at an early day; was united in marriage with Charles M. Mockmore on March 4, 1855. At this time Mr. Mockmore was keeping a general store at Fairport. The following year they settled upon the farm near Fairport, where she has resided up to the time of her death.

Deceased is survived by one daughter and five sons, Mrs. C. J. Franklin, of Fairport, Monroe C., of Fairport, Boardman E., of Colorado, George, of Nebraska, and Joe, youngest son, who has been his mothers’ standby and protector for a number of years and who so patiently and tenderly cared for her during her last illness.

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