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Libbey, Susan Jane 1838 - 1898

LIBBEY, LIBBY

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Date: 10/24/2020 at 12:51:18

Iowa Plain Dealer January 25, 1898, FP, C4

Mrs. N. B. Libbey, who has been afflicted with a cancer of the face for the past few years, died at her home in Orleans, Winneshiek county, Sunday, Jan. 23. She had been a great sufferer for the past two years. Full particulars later.

Iowa Plain Dealer January 28, 1898, FP, C6

LIBBEY.—In Orleans twp., Winneshiek county, Iowa, January 23, 1898, Susen Jane Libbey, wife of N. B. Libbey, aged 59 years, 8 months and 8 days.
Deceased was a native of Sanford, York county, Maine, where she was born May 5, 1838. In 1851, with her widowed mother she moved to New Hampshire, coming to Iowa in 1857, remaining two years, when she returned east, marrying with Nathaniel B. Libbey, May 6, 1860. In the spring of 1862 they came to Iowa, built the home where they since lived. In the fall of 186 while on a visit to their old home in Maine, they united with the old school Baptist church at North Berwick. The cause of her death was a cancer which commenced its growth about thirty six years ago, its progress being very rapid during the past two years. She was an affectionate daughter, a loving sister, a faithful wife, a true friend, and good neighbor. Her patience and cheerfulness were a marvel to her friends who from day to day witnessed her bodily pain and suffering as her life was slowly but surely ebbing away.

Transcriber’s Note: Cemetery records indicate she is buried in Oak Lawn and the spelling of her first name was Susan.

Source: Decorah Republican Feb. 3, 1898 P 1 C 4

Obituary.
Mrs. N. B. Libby died at her home in Orleans township Sunday evening, Jan. 23d, Mrs. Libby has been a sufferer from cancer in the face for the past few years—the disease dating back for thirty years—and has borne it all with Christian fortitude and without a murmur. Her last days were passed in comparative ease, with but little pain.
—Cresco Republican.

Oak Lawn Cemetery
 

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