Martha Dickerson obituary

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Wednesday, February 25, 1903
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At her home on College street in this city, early Monday morning, Feb. 23, 1903, Mrs. Martha, widow of Abraham Dickerson, aged 71 years. Her maiden name was Bunn.

She was born in Ohio Jan. 22, 1832, and was married to Mr. Dickerson at Waterloo, Iowa, Nov. 2, 1857. They came at once to pioneer life in Mower county locating on their farm on section 28, town of Austin. Mr. Dickerson had some means and they did not know as much of pioneer hardships as many others but advantages at best were few and privations many.

Mrs. Dickerson lived to see this locality changed from a wilderness into a most thriving community but never forgot the early hardships and never forgot the friends of earlier days. She was helpful and sympathizing as a neighbor and in her family relations. She labored untiringly for those committed to her care. She was a worthy member of the Methodist church.

About five years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Dickerson moved into Austin to get relief from the care of the farm. Here Mr. Dickerson died June 4, 1902, and soon after the life companion has been called up higher to meet loved ones gone before.

Five children survive: Mrs. Milton E. Bowers, Mrs. Charles N. Bowers, George Dickerson and Mrs. Hiram S. Boales of Austin and Charles Dickerson of Deslak, N. D. All were present to comfort their mother in her last hours.

Funeral services will be held at the residence this, Wednesday, afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. J. M. Brown officiating. Interment at Cedar City. How fast the list of surviving pioneers of this vicinity is lessening.