Lenox Time Table
Thursday, April 2, 1936
OBITUARY ~ CATHERINE JANE (WILCOX) SHERWOOD
Catherine Jane Wilcox was born in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 1853, and died March 22, 1936, at the age of 83 years.
Her mother died when she was only 6 months old. At the age of three she was brought by her father to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Woods at Somerset, Iowa, where she lived until the age of 12 when she was taken into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maddy at Attica, Iowa, where she remained until the time of her marriage.
In August, 1871 she was married to W P Sherwood. They lived a few months near Creston and then came to Taylor county, where she has resided for over 60 years.
Three children were born to them: Mary, who died in infancy; Mae, who died in 1907; and Frank, who alone survives his mother, the .husband and father preceded her in death in 1925.
She and her husband were affiliated with the Methodist Group at the Grant Center school house. She was a dear friend who enjoyed doing kind deeds. Her many friends will miss her.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2:00 in the Methodist church. The ladles of the W. R. C. attended and sat in a group. Rev. W. C. Henn conducted the service and preached the sermon. The singers were: Jay McKelvey, Misses Lois Swan and Marian Wood and Chas. Kimberly.
Pallbearers were Joe Cooper, N. E. Lyddon, Frank Goodman, Gene Baxter, Ralph Green and Joe Barrans. Interment was in the Clearfield cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, January of 2012
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