Mrs. H. F. Deming

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Wednesday, April 21, 1909
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Mrs. Henry F. Deming died Wednesday afternoon, April 14, 1909, at her home southwest of Austin from grippe, after a brief illness, aged 83 years. She has been gradually failing for several years.

Mary Bennett was the oldest daughter of Thomas Bennett and was born in Chateaugay, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1825. She was one of fifteen children, three of whom are still living. She grew up and was married in Chateaugay on April 12, 1853. They moved to Lowell, Mass., where they lived three years and then came to the vicinity of Madison, Wis., where they lived seven years. In 1863, they came to Mower county, living on their farm in Nevada township for twenty years and since in the vicinity of Austin. They have occupied their present home, the old Geo. Bennett farm, since 1893.

Five children were born to them, four surviving: Miss Jessie Deming who has lovingly and faithfully cared for her parents during their declining years; Charles F. Deming of Canby, Minn.; Mrs. Harry Buck of Austin township and Mrs. Will Clift of Oakland. The aged husband survives.

Mrs. Deming came from good old Scotch Presbyterian stock. She was thoroughly indoctrined in the principles of the Bible and Exemplified in her life the beauty and power of the Christian's faith and life. She was of quiet disposition, affectionate and devoted, and those who knew her intimately knew something of the rare charm of her character. She lived for others rather than for self and her life was a benediction to those who were near her.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden were held at the residence Friday afternoon. Interment in Cedar City cemetery.