Margaret (Bowers) Halsted Obit The Oelwein Daily Register, Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa Friday, February 24, 1933 Page 5, Column 2

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JCrs. Mui-giiref. 'Halslcd— Ol>hnarj Funeral services of Mrs. Margaret /Halsted occurred Friday afternoon;- jit .'the Congregational church conducted: by the pastor, Upy. U; 'troyer. The pal 1 • bearers were Dr. R. W. Duttdn, Win. Prussel, Mnx'Opii.a, Fred Miller; J. F. Orass'meyer 'and W. A. Boyntdu. Interment took place in the fam- ily lot of local cemetery. 'Margaret; .Fane, daughter of Scloman ';'..'. and Susan Mowers: was born in k Ohio May 25, 1855 and passed away at the home of her dauKliter Mrs! Chtis, Waring .4V£ r . miles east of Strawberry Point Tuesday, February . I-!,. 1933 .at the age o'f : . 77 years, 8 months awl, 20 days, l^er falher and mother were early settlers in this part of 'ilo'wa having movetl here by, ox team shortly bo Core the . outbreak of the Civil War., During the trying days of the war the mother, like ninny 'n. mother with her family, composed of Margaret and one brother and one sister, faced privation, the father served as a soldier in the Union army.- The young girl grew up amidst all the difficulties and hardships of pioneer life. She was united in marriage to Russell 1C. Hal sled Sept. 22, 1S72 at. Troy Mills, Itrtva. ' To. this union were born six children. In iSS'f the family moved to Nebraska but after a stay of ten years, a return move was made to this vicinity where Mrs. Halsted has since lived. She was preceded ill death by her husband who passed • away 'April 18, 1914 and one son Walter' who passed away in 192S. She is survived by five children: George FUUstead, William Halstead, Mrs Charles (Lillie); Waring and .Mrs. Clifford (Hazel) iTarris of Hurdland, Missouri. There arc fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, also two brothers, Archie Bowers >of Strawberry Point and Ike Rowers of Cedar Rapids, besides many friends and 1 acquaintances who hold her high esteem. For more than year she had not been welT' since Oct. 1, 1932 her illness been serious. Her death caused by a cancer. Mrs. Halsted lived practically all her life on a farm. She knew hard work and constant sacrifices demanded of farm women. She pursued lier task of raising, a family of six with diligence and fortitude. Typical of her generation of pioneer womanhood she never complained at circumstances but sought rela- tation and enjoyment in much reading. She was a kind and loving mother. " -in a and had was

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  • — Margaret (Bowers) Halsted Obit The Oelwein Daily Register, Oelwein, Fayette Co., Iowa Friday, February 24, 1933 Page 5, Column 2

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