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Death Of Mrs. Cole

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The Fort Madison, (Iowa), Democrat contains the following notice of the death of a former resident of this city: Died, at the residence of Dr. A. C. Roberts, 710 Third street, in this city, on Tuesday, January 13, 1891, at 12:45 p. m., Mrs. Nelson Cole, aged 91 years, 7 months and 18 days. Brief funeral services, conducted by Rev. George Huston, assisted by Rev. C. S. Witherspoon, will be held to-morrow afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the residence. The remains will be taken to Ann Arbor, Mich., for interment in the family lot in Forest Hill cemetery. The Episcopal service will be read at Ann Arbor, Friday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock, at the residence of ex-Governor Alpheus Felch. Huldah Carpenter was born on May 25, 1809, in the village of Auburn, N. Y., living there until 1828, when she moved to Ovid, Seneca county, N. Y., where, on Sept. 15, 1830, she was married to Nelson Cole. June, 1850, she with her husband and family of seven children, moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., which city she made her home until about ten years ago, when, becoming unequal to the task of housekeeping, she came to Fort Madison to live with her son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. A. C. Roberts. Her husband died at the family home in Ann Arbor in 1866. Her first-born, a son, died in infancy - a son, Nelson B., and a daughter, Carrie D., (wife of George A. Freer), in adult years. Her surviving children are Mrs. A. C. Roberts and Dr. A. J. Cole, of this city, Henry M. Cole, of Indian River, Mich., and Alanson B. and Benjamin F. Cole, of Ann Arbor. She also leaves a brother, A. B. Carpenter, a resident of Seneca Falls, N. Y. In early life she became a member of the Baptist church, to which faith she has always adhered. During her several visits prior to her becoming a resident of Fort Madison and during her ten years of life here, Mrs. Cole drew to 'herself a circle of warm friends and a host of acquaintances. Gifted with a bright mind and a happy and cheerful nature, undulled even by a larger share of physical suffering than is usually accorded suffering humanity, she was one whom to know was to appreciate, enjoy and love. Her death leaves a gap in the family of her daughter that can never be filled, but that will be lessened by the knowledge that the sorrow it causes is shared by many, and sincerely, who knew her only as a friend or acquaintance. The sewing machine club of ioo members, organized by J. F. Schuh, is now full. The first machine was given to Mrs. Jerome Freeman and cost her $2.00, and the second to John Sedna and cost him only $3.00. It only costs $1.00 per week. Mr. Schuh is now taking names for the second club. If you need a machine or intend buying in next 12 months, it will benefit you to join the club, as you get a $45.00 machine - either Domestic, White, Davis or New Home - at from #2.00 to $31. 00. Cali on J. F. Schuh, Ann Arbor, or Mrs. E. M. Curtís, Ypsilanti, for full explanation.