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Curtis, Ammaretta J. (Dixon) 1819 – 1913


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 8/6/2020 at 11:30:52

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Aug. 15, 1913, P-FP, C-5

Ammaretta J. Dixon was born in Westchester county, N. Y., March 20, 1849{sic}. Died August 10, 1913, aged 94 years, 4 months. 21 days. She was married to Charles Curtis Dec. 28, 1848, who preceded her to the better land in 1879. To this union two children were born, Jane Elisabeth and Smith, the latter dying when 6 years old. Her early life was spent in New York state, coming west to Orleans township, Winneshiek county, Iowa, with her husband in 1856, making that her home until the fall of 1901, when she moved to this city. She resided here until her death.
When she was 18 years of age she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Round Ridge, Conn. At the time of her death she was still a loyal, faithful member of the church at Cresco.
Mother Curtis had lived on borrowed time for many days. She had been a great sufferer for some time. The infinite love and tenderness with which she was surrounded undoubtedly prolonged her days. She was always the same, patient and cheerful. Her Father’s will was supreme to her. She talked frequently to her pastor regarding the future lite. Death was simply a change to her. A home on earth was to be given up and the home in heaven was to be occupied.
The many family friends offer their sympathy in the sorrow that must come at the loss of a mother and friend.
The funeral services were conducted from the house by the Rev. B. W. Soper assisted by the Rev. John Gammons, also Rev. Shafer, and Rev. Bell of Waukon. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery.

Transcriber’s Note: Her gravestone shows she was born in 1819 which agrees with the above stated age.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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