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Dwight, Mrs. A.H. (Susan) 1843-1896


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 6/6/2017 at 11:22:47


Mrs. Dwight, of Marcus, mother of Dr. W.H. Dwight, of LeMars, died last

night at the home of her son in LeMars. She was taken ill yesterday morning.

The members of the family were summoned and all were at her bed side when

the end came. Dr. Dwight, of Cherokee, drove to LeMars from that place

through the mud yesterday, changing teams four times on the road.

~Source: LeMars Sentinel, October 12, 1896



A special train came up from Cherokee Tuesday afternoon bringing friends from Cherokee, Marcus and other points to attend the funeral of Mrs. A.H. Dwight. Ninety-nine came up on the special train and quite a company arrived on the regular train this morning. They attendance at the service was very large.

Mrs. Dwight was a woman of lovely character and was greatly beloved by her family and friends. During her frequent visits to LeMars since the residence of Dr. Dwight is in this city, she has formed many acquaintances here. For nearly twenty-five years during the residence of the family in Marcus, she gathered around her a large circle of friends who will deeply mourn her sudden death. Last Monday she came to LeMars for a test and for a visit with her son and his wife. She had not been well for a long time, but none of the family thought that she was in any danger. On Saturday she was worse than usual but was up and around. On Sunday morning she rose as usual in the morning but was taken worse and found it necessary to take to her bed in the forenoon. She lived only until 11 o’clock Sunday night.

Mrs. Dwight was born in Perry county, Pennsylvania, May 10, 1843; her maiden name was Susan Kepner. She came to Iowa with her parents when ten years of age and later removed with them to Rockford, Illinois. She was married to A.H. Dwight at Beloit, Wisconsin, May 12, 1867.

They moved to Marcus, Iowa, April 10, 1872, where their home has since been. Two sons, Dr. W. H. Dwight of LeMars and Dr. Charles F. Dwight of Cherokee, with the father survive her. The funeral services will be held at the home of Dr. Dwight on Tuesday at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Miss Safford, of Sioux City, will, it is expected, take charge of the services. She will be buried in the LeMars cemetery.

~Source: LeMars Sentinel, October 15, 1896


~Note: Plymouth County courthouse death record info; date of death 11 Oct 1896, LeMars, IA.,53yr 5mos of age;buried 13 Oct 1896 at LeMars, Iowa. Susan Dwight is buried in the LeMars City/LeMars Memorial Cemetery, Block 4.


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