Funeral notice of Lucy Worth Dow
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Funeral of Lucy E. (North) Dow

This is a newspaper article that was printed in The Worthington Globe, March 27, 1919


Funeral Services Are Held over the Remains of Well Known Worthington Woman


Funeral services over the remains ___ Mrs. C.W. Dow, whose death ___ 5 a.m. Thursday morning, March ___, was chronicled in last week's issue of The Globe, were held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 21, from the Methodist Episcopal church of this city, the pastor, Rev. M.G. Shuman, officiating. Mr. Shuman's text was from Genesis and was the well known epitaph of Enoch, "He was not, for God took him". Mrs. Shuman spoke feelingly of the life and Christian character of the deceased. Special music was rendered by a quartet choir consisting of Miss Lanpop, soprano; Miss Elizabeth Parry, alto; John Brower, tenor; Fred Brower, bass; with Mrs. A.B. Hughes accompanying. Interment was in Worthington cemetery. The pallbearers were A.T. Latta, Henry Shore, Oscar Blood, Will Hansberger, Frank Dean, Clyde Hansberger.


Mrs. Dow's maiden name was Lucy E. North. She was born in Anglaize county, Ohio, May 18, 1844, and at the time of her death was 74 years, 10 months, 2 days old. The family history can be traced back to the coming of John Worth from England to America in 1635. There are 31 grandchildren and four great grandchildren left to survive Mrs. Dow.


In her infancy she moved with her parents to Champaign county, Ohio, and in 1856, again moved with the family to Iowa City, Iowa, where she was educated, graduating from the University of Iowa in 1964. Here was recruited the First Iowa Cavalry in 1861, and while Lieutenant C.W.W. Dow of that regiment was home on furlough in 1865, they were married on April 30 of that year. They lived on a farm in Johnson county, Iowa, till the fall of 1872, when they with their family of four small children emigrated in covered wagons to Nobles county, Minnesota, and settled on a homestead in Ransom township, four miles north of the Iowa line.


Nine daughters and four sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dow, all of whom are now grown up and are now living except the eldest daughter, Lounite Boddy, who died in 1910. Nineteen years ago the family moved from the farm to Worthington, where they have resided ever since.


In June, 1914, Mrs. Dow visited Iowa City and celebrated the 50th anniversary of her graduation from the University of Iowa, that event being an occasion of very great interest and pleasure to her; and in June, 1915, Judge and Mrs. Dow celebrated their golden wedding, happy in the presence of many sons and daughters grandchildren, relatives and friends.


Mrs. Dow was for 18 years past and up to the time of her death, secretary of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of Worthington. She was also a member of the Degree of Honor, and active in the Women's Relief Corps also in the Methodist church.


At the bedside of Mrs. Dow during her last sickness were all her children except Neal Dow, of Long Beach, California.


Those present were: William W. Dow, of New London, Connecticut; Mrs. LaReine Davis, recently returned from Long Beach, California; D.C. Dow, of Pullman, Washington; Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Pettit, of Backoo, N.D.; Mrs. Herman Oesterreich of Superior, Wisconsin; Charles Fermont Dow of Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Walker of Magnolia; Mrs. Otis Bigelow, Mrs. Walter Paine, Mrs. Ida F. Jackson and Miss Belle Dow, all of Worthington.

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