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CHIDESTER, Lucy Marian 1845 - 1925


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/26/2020 at 22:13:16

"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Wednesday, January 21, 1925
Front Page, Column 5

Funeral Services Will Be Held Tomorrow Morning At 11; Charge Rev. Pool

Mrs. F. E. (sic - S. E.) CHIDESTER died last evening about 6 o'clock at her home in Blackhawk township 9 miles north west of the city, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock in charge of Rev. G. W. Pool. Interment will be made at Evergreen cemetery, Lucy BABBETT (sic - BABBITT) was born February 10, 1845, in Portland, N. Y. She was united in marriage to F. E. (sic) CHIDESTER October 30, 1868 in Illinois. They came to Blackhawk county immediately after their marriage and resided on the same farm that their son Charles CHIDESTER now lives on, and with whom she has made her home since her husband's deth (sic) which occurred 5 years ago. He is the only child who survives her.


"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Friday, January 23, 1925
Page Six, Column 2

Lucy Marion BABBITT was born at Portland, New York, February 10, 1845 and departed this life January 20, 1925.

She had an exceptionally fine mind, was always a student, keeping abreast of the times in all lines of knowledge. Nine years of her life were devoted to teaching in the public schools.

She was married to S. E. CHIDESTER at New Windsor, Illinois, October 10, 1868 and came immediately to this farm near Packwood where they lived all their maried (sic) life, and where they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1918.

Her husband preceded her to the heavenly home by just five years, she dying on the fifth anniversary of his burial. Mrs. CHIDESTER gave her life to Christ in her youth, and has been a faithful member of his church during all these years. She was a member of the Congregational church for many years and later in life she identified herself with the Methodist church. She was an honored member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She leaves one son, Charles, two grand-children, Goldbourne and Edna CHIDESTER, and one great granddaughter to mourn her loss.


"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Saturday, January 24, 1925
Page Two, Column 5

MRS. B. T. LUTES, Correspondent

... Grandmother CHIDESTER, an aged lady who for a number of years has made her home with her son, C. C. CHIDESTER, living south east of Packwood, passed away at that place Tuesday night. ...

(same publication and page, but Column 7 -- )


We wis hto (sic) thank our dear friends and ndighbors for their kindness and sympathy shown during the loss of our mother and grandmother.

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. CHIDESTER and Family,
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. CHIDESTER and Family


"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Wednesday, January 28, 1925
Page Three, Column 3


Mrs. Ben Stepenson, Cor.

... Mr and Mrs. Ed White attended the funeral of Mrs. Sim CHIDESTER at the Charlie CHIDESTER home. ...

... Mr. and Mrs. Nate Hoskins and Mrs. Frank Boyd attended the funeral of Mrs. Sim CHIDESTER. ...

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Buried in Lot Old.P.162 with husband Simeon E. CHIDESTER.


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