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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