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Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Dec 2, 1847
Sunday, November the 6th, in the Methodist Church at Parkhurst, by Rev. Wm.
Simpson, Mr. SILAS H LANCASTER to Miss HANNAH M. PEASLEE.
In this place on the 14th inst., Mr. LEONARD T. JENNEY, aged 27 years.
In Rockingham, Nov. 8th after a sickness of two weeks, Mrs. ELIZABETH, wife
of Mr. JOHN WILLIS, aged 44 years.
Mrs. W. was a native of Pa., but until '39, when with her companion she
removed to Iowa , she had resided most of the time in Zanesville, Ohio.
Miss SOPHIA S. FISHER, whose death we were called to mourn a few days since,
was born in the city of Philadelphia, removed to this place in the year
1840, where she has since resided up to the time of her death, except during
a few months prior to last spring, which she spent in her native city. She
grew up among us from childhood, and her lovely, kind and amiable
disposition endeared her to every one who knew her. By nature frank, open
hearted, generous and possessed of the kindliest feeling of human nature,
none knew her but to love her and it may safely be asserted taht she had not
an enemy in the wide world.
Departed this life on the 14th Nov. ult., at the residence of his father in
Scott Co, Iowa, Mr. JNO. ?. JACK, in the 24th year of his age. The deceased
had been for the last six years of his life a consistent member of the
Presbyterian Church and at the time when arrested by disease- was pursuing a
course of liberal education at Washington College, Ia., with a view to the
office of the Gospel Ministry. But it has pleased the head of the Church
suddenly to remove him from his service on earth to a higher reward in
Heaven.- During a rapid decline of six months continuance he frequently
expressed his entire acquiescence in the soverign will of God- and "that he
had nothing to fear either from death or hell." His end was peaceful and his
numerous surviving friends have the satisfaction to know that he left them
in full assurance of a blessed immortality.
Dec 9, 1847
On Tuesday morning 7th inst 3 /12 miles N.E. from Davenport ELIZABETH,
oldest daughter of Kensal and Hannah READING aged 4 years, 6 months and 6
Dec 30, 1847
In this place on Wednesday the 22d of December, by John Rowser, Esq Mr.
CULLEN C. CHAMBERLAIN to Miss MARY ANN TUCKER, both of Muscatine County.
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