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Champlin, Amelia L. (Janes) 1813 – 1898


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Iowa Plain Dealer February 8, 1898, FP, C4

Obituary of Mrs. A L Champlin.
Amelia L. Janes, daughter of Rev. Justus L. and Mrs. Abigail E. Jones, was born in Guilford, N. Y., May 8, 1843. Reared in a Christian home, she grew up into Christ from her childhood, and publicaly{sic} confessed her faith in Him, uniting with the Congregational church of which her father was pastor, when she was 12 years of age.
She removed with her parents to Chester, Geauga county, Ohio, in the fall of 1856, and was a student in the Geauga seminary of Chester until the fall of 1801, when she entered the Lake Erie Female seminary at Painsville, Ohio, graduating in June 1863.
She engaged in teaching in the vicinity of her home after her graduation, and in 1865 she became Preceptress of the Norwich Academy in New York, completing a year of successful work, after which she returned to Ohio and assumed the duties of assistant principal of the city High school of Washington, Ohio. She was married to E. B. Champlin, October 27, 1867, and came with her husband Wyoming, Iowa, in August 1868, where they made their home some 18 years, both being engaged much of the time in school work. They removed to Howard county in March 1885, settling on a farm in Albion township, where they resided until November 1890, when they came to Cresco, where they have since resided. She united by letter with the Congregatsonal{sic} church of Cresco, Jan. 6th 1895.
To them wore born six children, four sons and two daughters, all of whom survive her. Besides her husband and children she leaves an only brother, Dr. John E. Janes of Pasedena, Californa{sic}. The messenger that summoned her to the reunion of friends gone before came unanounced{sic}, Monday evening at 11 o’clock, January 31, 1898, at her home in Cresco. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother, always solicitous for the comfort of those around her. She had an earnest active nature sanctified by the love of Christ that rendered her an untiring worker for home and friends and for every good cause as she had opportunity. We shall miss her, Oh so much! But we realize that our loss is her eternal gain. She cannot come back to us but in a little while we shall join her in the mansions prepared for us.
The funeral which occurred Thursday last at 2 p. m., was largely attended and was held in the M. E. church, owing to its larger capacity, and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. O. H. Holmes, assisted by Rev. F. P. Shafer and Rev. T. H. Hendrix. The sermon by Rev Holmes was from the triumphant words of St Paul, “Oh death! Where is they sting? Oh grave! Where is thy victory?”
The floral offerings were abundant and beautiful. The Congregational Choir rendered the favorite hymns of deceased. The burial was in Oak Lawn cemetery. The comrades of the G. A. R., escorted the remains from the house to the church, thence to the place of interment.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to all the kind friends who aided us in our time of affliction by their sympathy and helpfulness. May He who giveth life and taketh it when He will, comfort and sustain you in trial as He does us in this hour.

Transcriber’s Note: Her maiden name is spelled two different ways and cemetery records show another spelling (James)

Source: Decorah Republican Feb. 3, 1898 P 5 C 3

Mrs. E. B. Champlain died at her home in Cresco of appoplexy at 11 o’clock Monday night. She was ill only about ten minutes.

Transcriber’s Note: Oak Lawn Cemetery records shows this was Amelia Champlin.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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