CARR, Henrietta: Died 1902
CARR, MOORE, BRIGGS, WORLEY
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Date: 9/16/2020 at 19:05:39
**Handwritten: Henrietta Carr 1902
John W. Carr was Milton's leading citizen for many years, previous to his decease, and now comes the grim reaper with only a few days notice and snatches away his companion, Mrs. Henrietta M. Carr who perhaps was more closely identified with Milton, from its infancy to its present prosperity, than another woman in it. Henrietta Moore was born in Franklin County, Ohio, July 21, 1840, and died at her home in Milton, Iowa, March 6th 1902, aged 61 years, 7 months and 15 days. In 1842 her parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moore, moved to the then Territory Iowa, and settled on a farm near Lebanon, Iowa, where they lived until their death. Here she spent her school girl days in about the usual manner of county girls until Dec. 27, 1860 when she was untied in marriage to John W. Carr. They immediately removed to Milton then a place of but a few house. Here Mr. Carr entered the mercantile business with Geo. Smith. In part of the capital being only ??? which he had made teaching school. In 1862 Robert Russell became a member of the firm. Two years after Mr. Smith sold out, Carr
Mrs. Carr with her companion of many years, Miss Lydia Worley, has resided at her Milton residence, ever since until her death. Her property having been well managed has largly increased in value and added to her acres not a few, but far above all worldly wealth stands pre-eminent her true womanly qualities, the inate goodness of her heart. She was ever ready to assist, not alone the needy, and distressed but all public enterprises, for the advancement of the community in which she lived. her life in all respects was ever above reproach, and those who knew her most intimately knew her best. The funeral services were held at the residence on the 8th and were conducted by Rev. M.V. Higbee, of Corning, Iowa, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church here and a near neighbor of Mrs. Carr. Carr Chapter order of the Eastern Star of which she was a charter member performed their beautiful funeral ceremonies over her casket as a token of their love and esteem. The floral emblems were exquisite, especially those of the Eastern Star and Citizens Bank. All her brother and sister were present except Mrs. Briggs, of California. The memory of Mrs. Carr, now sleeping beside her husband, in the new cemetery, will long be cherished and reverenced in many Milton home. xx
Russell continues the business until 1867 when Mr. Russell retired until 1867 when Mr. Russell retired also. In 1875 Joseph Moore, his father-in-law entered the firm, known as J.W. Carr & Co. In 1882 they sold out to Hill & Calhoun. He then turned his attention to his farm of 1200 acres. In 1887 he entered the Citizens Bank as one of its stockholders and president. He had previously been elected State Senator from Van Buren and Davis counties, he died January 31, 1891, after several years of patient suffering from the grim destroyer consumption. During all of these years, Mrs. Carr was his constant companion, sharing alike his joys and sorrows, his reverses and succeeds. At the time of his decease he willed 160 acres of land to each of his brothers and sisters and all the remainder of his property to Mrs. Carr.
Source: "The Hazel Stafford Obituary Collection", Pg. 45, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA
Van Buren Obituaries maintained by Rich Lowe.
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