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Meadows, Jane (Thompson) 1819 – 1898

MEADOWS, THOMPSON, ALLEN, ORR, CADY

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 10/30/2020 at 11:18:06

Iowa Plain Dealer April 26, 1898, FP, C4

Mrs. Larkin Meadows died Sunday at about 12:30, aged a little past 79 years. The funeral will occur from the house at 10 o’clock this forenoon, the interment being in Oak Lawn cemetery. We will give an obituary notice of the deceased in a future issue.

Iowa Plain Dealer May 3, 1898, FP, C6,7

MEADOWS.
Jane Thompson was born at Tazewell Court House, Tazewell county, Virginia, Jan. 19, 1819, and died in Cresco, Iowa, April 24, 1898, aged 79 years 3 months.
She was married to Larkin Meadows Nov. 27, 1840. To them eleven children were born, four of whom preceded their mother to "the valley of the Shadow of Death."
With her husband she removed from Virginia to Wisconsin settling at Madison, afterward moving to Decorah, Iowa, and for a short time in Minneapolis, Minn., then to Cresco where they have since resided.
Mrs. Meadows was stricken the day following Thanksgiving last, with paralysis, since which time she has been an almost constant sufferer. On Thursday last she seemed to sink into an unconscious state, continuing in that condition until she fell in sleep without an apparent struggle.
Years ago she united with the church. Coming to Cresco she united with the Methodist church by letter.
She leaves behind to mourn for awhile, then to arise and greet her on the other side we trust, her aged husband, her three sons, Alexander, Larkin and John I., also four daughters, Ellez Allen, Florence Orr, Lavalett Cady, and Nettie Meadows, who so faithfully attended her mother through her sickness.
The funeral was conducted at the house on Tuesday at 10 o’clock a. m. Favorite hymns of deceased were sung by a quartette composed of Mrs. Moon, Mrs. White, Messrs. Patterson and Welsh. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. F. P. Shaffer. Interment was in beautiful Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Transcriber's Note: Her gravestone photo shows her year of death as 1896 and year of birth as 1815.

Source: Decorah Republican Apr. 28, 1898 P 5 C 1

—Mrs. Larkin Meadows died at Cresco last Sunday, aged 79 years past.

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