Notes for Hannah DAVIS


From a letter written to Rachel LeFever (wife of Thomas Moore) from her
"cousin" Mary J. McConnell. May be an obituary copied by hand (from a
newspaper?) of Hannah Moore:
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"Died
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Moore
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On the 7 of July near Webster City in Hamilton County, Mrs. Hannah Moore aged
(?) 89.
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This most estimable and cherished friend has passed away after having suffered
much. She has gone to the Dear Savior in whom she put her trust.
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She was kind and gentle through life, sweet in her disposition. Her charitable
feeling extended to all as she was warmly attached to all her friends and
neighbors. She has gone to the tomb with all those virtues that make life what
it should be; she was indeed a most devoted and exemplary mother.
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In the years of her helplessness, she was tenderly cared for by her only
daughter, Mrs. E. Bailey, whom she has lived with for a number of years. Her
death is deeply mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives.
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May her memory be revered and her example even be followed by those that knew
her best."
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Thanks to Beth Moore for finding the following information on a trip to
Hamilton County, Iowa, June, 2004.
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Grave stone says, "Hannah Moore, age 89 years 7 months and 15 days"
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Obituary in Freeman Journal 7/16/1879 Vol. 21 Issue 4:
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"Died On July 7, 1879, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Bailey,
in Cass twp, Hamilton County, IA, Mrs. HANNAH MOORE in the 89th year of her
age. Deceased was a native of Washington County, PA.  She was reared in the
Society of Friends, of which she remained a member until death--A more
beautiful old age than hers is seldom seen. Her mental powers were retained in
a remarkable degree, while her spiritual nature, so long and faithfully
cultivated, shed a halo of light around the sunset of her days, that caused
all to rejoice her beheld it.  Her work finished, she turned her eyes
wistfully toward her reward, and departed in full expectation of receiving it.
Amen."
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