MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 422
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
At the home of her son-in-law, James H. St. John, in this city, at 6:15 o’clock, on the morning of July 26, 1895, after an illness of five weeks, MRS. AGNES BARKLEY HATCH, aged 74 years.
The deceased had been in declining health for nearly a year. On June 20th, she underwent an operation for strangulated femoral hernia from which she rallied nicely and for four weeks gave cheering promise of recovery, but during the past week her strength failed and the end came. She was born near Melrose, Susquehanna county, Penn., August 12, 1821, and came west with her parents in 1838, settling in Davenport. A few years after the death of her father the family moved to New York City, where they resided for several years, after which they again settled in Davenport. She was married in 1851 to Rev. J.R. Young, a Presbyterian minister, who died a few months later. In October, 1860, she was united in marriage with J.S. Hatch, in Davenport, and at once came to Muscatine, where her husband passed away February 16, 1873. She leaves but one child surviving: Mrs. J.H. St. John, of this city. The deceased had been during her residence here a devoted member of the Congregational church, and in a quiet and unobtrusive way lived the life of an exemplary Christian. She was most esteemed by those who knew her best. A loving and devoted mother, a kind and obliging neighbor, and an esteemed old settler is lost in her death.
The funeral will be from the house, on Cherry street, at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon. The pall bearers will be J.H. Canon, E.H. Dolsen, J.S. Kulp, J.A. Bishop, A.B. Brown and F.W. Swan.
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