Mrs. Elisa J. Hannum Woolsoncroft
Posted By: Rebecca Foster (email)
Date: 8/22/2015 at 17:35:22
OBITUARY OF MRS. WOOLSONCROFT
Early Pioneer of Crawford Who Died at Ashland, Ore., Buried at Deloit on Last Friday.
BRIEF HISTORY OF HER LIFE.
Born In Putnam County, Illinois January. 1849, and In 1867 was married to John Woolsoncroft.
Elisa J. Hannum was born near Magnolia, Putnam county, Illinois, on Jan. 29, 1846, and died after a serious illness of about a week's duration in Ashland, Ore., on Jan. 2, 1916, being at the time of her death 69 years, 11 months and 4 days of age Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Hannum, were among the earliest settlers of Putnam county, Illinois. She was the only daughter in a family of eight children, her brothers being Silas, who served as a union soldier in the civil war and died soon after his return therefrom Austin, of Williams, Iowa; Otis, of Council Bluffs; Orlando, of Moriarity, N.M. Charley, of Lostant, Ill.; Josiah M., of Utica, Ill., and Byrom M., who died In Oklahoma a few years ago. She went with her parents to a farm near Lostant, LaSalle county, Ill. In early childhood, where she grew to womanhood and received her education at Knox college, Galesburg, afterward teaching until the time of her marriage to John Woolsoncroft, Oct. 17,1867. To this union were born four children, Marvin, who resides north of Vail Alvin B. and Bessie B., who passed away in September, 1883, and are burled in the Deloit cemetery, and Murray, who lives two miles north of Deloit. Four years after her marriage, they moved to a homestead sixteen miles from Worthington, Minn., where they lived a part of two years, going from there to Deloit, where they, purchased a farm and resided until the spring of 1892, when they sold the farm and moved to Senteca, Kans. There they resided four years, then going to Lamar. Mo., where they lived until the spring of 1903, when Mrs. Woolsoncroft, who had been a sufferer from bronchitis for a number of years, was advised to try a warmer climate. They decided to try Oregon an went to Medford, where they lived a short time, thence going to Ashland, where they purchased a home. But they were not.destined, to enjoy it long as her Husband, who had been a sufferer from Bright's disease, died the following February and since his death she has made her home a part of each year with her son, Marvin, and the remainder In Ashland, where she had many friends who inquired about her daily and tenderly cared for her in times of illness. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss besides her two sons, five brothers, six grandchildren, one great grandson and numerous other relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church with which she was united at Deloit about twenty-five years ago and at which place the funeral services were held on last Friday, January 14th. The remains wore tenderly laid to rest In the family lot In the Deloit cemetery beside her husband.
Those in attendance at the funeral from a distance were Austin Hannum, brother of the deceased, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Hannah Owen, of Rockwell City, Iowa. The pall bearers were James McKira, Arthur King, Charles Shives, George Hutchinson, Stephen Newton and.L.L. Osterlund.
Source: The Denison Review, Denison, Crawford, Ia., 19 Jan 1916.
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