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Huckins, Zilpha (Gray) 1842 – 1916


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Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:21

Cresco Plain Dealer Feb. 11, 1916 P-1 C-5

Mrs. Huckins Dies at Decorah.
Zilpha Gray born near Syracuse, N. Y., in 1841, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Miller, at Decorah, Iowa, Feb. 5, 1916. When she was but a young girl, her family came west to Howard county, Iowa, and homesteaded in Howard Center in 1856. She was united in marriage to Wm. Huckins in 1857 at Castalia, Iowa, and came to Howard county to live. She was baptised and joined the Methodist church in 1892 at the Paris church south of town. To Mr. and Mrs. Huckins were born eleven children, five of whom have passed away. Those remaining to mourn a mother’s death are, Will, of Taopi,Minn.,Frank, of Austin, Minn., Mrs. H. A. Reynolds, of Sun Dance, Wyo.. Alden, of Cresco, Iowa, Mrs. Oscar Miller of Decorah. Iowa, and Mrs. Edna Long, of Cresco.
The body was brought to Cresco from Decorah on the 12:45 train Monday and the funeral services were held at the Methodist church, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Will Kirwin, with the sermon preached by Rev. John Gammons, a former pastor. Interment was made at New Oregon Cemetery.

Transcriber’s Note: Her gravestone in New Oregon Cemetery shows she was born Aug. 18, 1842.

New Oregon Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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