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Bawden, Mabel Aleta 1893 – 1913


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:20

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Oct. 10, 1913, P-2, C-2,3

Mabelle Aleta Bawden, second daughter of Jesse and Edith Bawden, was born at Rush, Joe Daviess County, Illinois, on July 4, 1893, and passed away at the home of her parents at Bonair, Iowa, October 3, 1913, aged 20 years, 2 months and 29 days.
Mabel was a young lady of splendid character. She was a Christian girl and no one could bring reproach upon her profession. She affiliated herself with the Church of God at the age of 10 years and has ever been a consistent, earnest member. These latter years she was especially active in the church work, being a teacher in the Sunday School, a steward on the official board, and president of the Epworth League.
Her death creates a vacancy that cannot be filled. She leaves an influence that will not wear out in this generation and may be spoken of in the next.
During her illness she was a patient sufferer and always considerate of others.
Not only do her beloved relatives mourn her loss, but many friends in and about Bonair and also in her old home in Illinois, will sorrow deeply. It was evidenced that she had many friends by the bestowal of many dowers and little kindnesses while she was ill. The floral offering at the church on the day of the funeral services was an additional witness of the loyalty of friends.
Surely she can say to the Lord, with Job when his suffering ceased: “I know that Thou canst do all things and that no purpose of Thine can be restrained. * * * I had heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth Thee."
Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, October 5th, and at the M. E. church in Bonair at 2:30 o’clock, where a large assemblage of friends paid their last, sad respects.
Six young gentlemen friends acted as pall bearers and six young lady friends were honorary pall bearers.
The remains were taken back to Illinois for interment and she will be laid at rest beside a sister who preceded her some years ago.
Besides many friends and relatives and her bereaved parents, she leaves two sisters, Lila and Neva, and three brothers, Leslie, Milton and Clayton, the last named residing in Chicago, to mourn her demise.
The family have the sympathy of the community.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows her name spelled Mabel and that she is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Warren, IL.


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