The Ringgold Record, 1895
OBITUARY - MARY (DOLBIER) CAVIN
Mrs. Mary CAVIN died at 12 o'clock Saturday, Oct. 19, 1895, at the home of John A. LESAN in Mt. Ayr. She had reached the
ripe age of 81 years, 8 months and 1 day. Her maiden name was Mary DOLBEE (sic), and her native state was New York. In July, 1832,
she was married to H. M. IMUS. To them twelve children were born, of whom six survive, and are all well known and reside in
the county. After the death of her first husband she was married March, 1856, to Wm. CAVIN. Their marriage was the third
one performed in Ringgold county. To them was born one son who is still living. Before coming to Iowa in 1854 she had lived
in Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. In 1879 Mr. and Mrs. CAVIN moved from their country home to Mt. Ayr where she lived until her
death. Mr. CAVIN's death ocurred two years ago. Mrs. CAVIN's last illness was of two week's duration, and brought great
suffering to her. She was converted in 1854, and first joined the Free Will Baptist church. In 1860 she united with the M.
E. church, and remained a loyal and consistent member until death.
The funeral services were held in the M. E. church on
Monday, Oct. 31, 1895, at 2 p.m. Rev. W. C. MARTIN led in the service, and the remains were laid in the Rose Hill cemetery.
Mrs. CAVIN was (illegible) her home and motherly (illegible) and this endeared herself to her children, and served her
NOTE: Mary (DOLBIER) IMUS CAVIN was born in Vermont, the daughter of John & Hannah DOLBIER in 1814.
She married Horatio M. IMUS in 1832. Horatio M. IMUS was born in Genesse County, New York, in 1812, the son of
Lucinda (BURLINGAME) and Charles Lemuel IMUS, Sr. He drowned in the English Creek, Marion County, Iowa, on June 19, 1854 when the family
was moving to Ringgold County, Iowa, and was interred in Marion County and a monument was later erected in his memory at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
William CAVIN, Sr.
was born in Kentucky on September 17, 1814, and died October 29, 1893, Mount Ayr, with interment at Rose Hill
Mary (DOLBIER) IMUS and William CAVIN were married on
February 2, 1956 by Levi S. TERWILLIGER, Justice of the Peace and Mary's brother-in-law. It was the third marriage performed in Ringgold County, Iowa.
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