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Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
January 4, 1917

OBITUARY ~ CAROLINE WALTER DUNHAM RUSSELL

Caroline Walter was born in Holmes County, Ohio, Feb. 6, 1844,and died at the home of her friend, Mrs. Scott Leonard, at Clearfield,Iowa, Dec. 28, 1916, being 72 years, 10 months and 22 days of age, after a short illness, but she had been failing in health for eighteen months.

She was married to S. C. Dunham in 1855. He was killed by the Indians in 1868. To this union two children were born, Lee and Minnie. In 1870 she was married to S. L. Russell. To this union were born Grace and Myrtle. Mr. Russell died in 1903.

She was a member of the Methodist church. She loved to read her Bible and often talked of her heavenly home. Her life was spent in several different states, sixteen years being spent alone on a homestead in Oklahoma. She endured much hardship and toil. Two of her children, Lee and Minnie, preceded her in death.

Two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Myers of Lexington, Virginia, and Mrs. Grace Knapp of Gilcrest, Colorado, six grand-children, 2 great grand-children, beside many nieces, nephews, and friends are left to mourn her loss. A niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell, and two nephews, Rufus and Charles Sigrist of Rochester, Mo. were present at her funeral. Interment in Clearfield Cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011

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