MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 420
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
At the home of her daughter, (Mrs. J.A. Bishop) in this city, June 26, 1895, at 4 o’clock a.m., after a lingering illness of nineteen weeks, originating la grippe, MRS. LAVISA STEENBERGEN KINCAID, relic of Co. G.W. Kincaid, in the 77th year of her age.
Thus has passed away another of the old and honored settlers of Muscatine county. The deceased was born in Pike county, O. November 20, 1819. She was married in Ohio in 1838 to the late Col. G.W. Kincaid, who moved with is family to then Territory of Iowa, settling on a farm in what is now known as High Prairie, in Muscatine county. In 1851, the family moved to the Kincaid homestead under the bluff on the Slough road. Mrs. Kincaid was the youngest of five sisters-Mrs. Porter, the eldest, who is resident of Kansas. The husband of the deceased, Col. Kincaid, of the 37th Iowa regiment, died in 1876. Three years after his death she removed to this city to live with her daughters. The children surviving her are Mrs. G.D. Magoon, Mrs. J.A. Bishop, Charles S. Kincaid, Wm. Kincaid, and Warren E. Kincaid-all residents of this city except C.S., who lives in Fruitland township.
Mother Kincaid was a woman of rare domestic qualities. No one knew her but to love her. She was the youngest of her family and received the best educational advantages to be securing during those early days of her girlhood in Ohio. She was for many years a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church and in a quiet and unobtrusive way gave evidence of her abiding faith and deep piety, commending to others by her conduct that religion which she professed.
The funeral is to be Friday forenoon at 10 o’clock, from the residence of J.A. Bishop, 168 East Fourth street. Rev. J.F. Robertson, officiating.
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