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Wheelock, Minerva (Mitchell) 1832 - 1898


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/18/2017 at 18:01:27

Iowa Plain Dealer December 2, 1898, FP, C4

Found Dead In Bed.
The people of Decorah were shocked yesterday afternoon to hear that Mrs. W. W. Wheelock had been found dead in bed at her home on West Broadway. She had been living alone most of the time since the death of her husband, some two years ago, and of late had been complaining of poor health. The last seen of her alive was yesterday morning, when some groceries were delivered to her home from one of our grocery stores. Some of her friends and neighbors called during the day Monday and also yesterday to see if they could not aid her in some way, but were unable to obtain admittance to the house. Becoming worried Sheriff Christen was called, and about 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon easily effected an entrance to the rear of the house, and on a couch in the kitchen, she was lying, cold in death. A coroner’s jury was called, and pronounced the cause of her death as heart disease. Mrs. Wheelock has been a resident of Decorah for many years, and is well known in this city and vicinity.-Decorah Public Opinion.

The deceased was sister to J. B. Mitchell of New Oregon, where she, with her husband, formerly resided. Her given name was Minerva, and we believe she was the the{sic} eldest of the daughters in the family, of whom there were four. The family came from Vermont, locating in this county in 1856, the father and mother dying in New Oregon some years ago. Of a family of nine we believe but three remain, J. B. Mitchell, Mrs. Carrie Schofield and Mrs. Emma Brown of West Va. The interment will be in New Oregon cemetery this afternoon.

Transcriber’s Note: New Oregon Cemetery records show an Eliza M. M. Wheelock who was born May 22, 1832 and died November 29, 1898.

New Oregon Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Bill Waters.
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