Sunday, June 5, 2011

Obituary of Fannie Arnold Harmon 1856-1945

Published in the Clark County Courier, June 14, 1945, Thursday edition:

Funeral Friday for Early Pioneer
Mrs. Fannie Harmon Passed Away in Clark Home Tuesday Evening.
Funeral service will be conducted from the Peace Evangelical Lutheran church Friday afternoon for Mrs. Fannie Harmon, early day pioneer of this community, who passed away Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Sarah Felstehausen in this city.  Mrs. Harmon was nearly 89 years old at the time of her death.
Born at Warwickshire, England, November 7, 1856, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Arnold, she being the last member of a family of 13 children.
At the age of 10 years, Mrs. Harmon came to Ontario, Canada, with her parents.  As a young woman she went to Illinois to work and there met and married Walter Harmon, at Round Grove, Illinois on February 16, 1882.  To this union 5 children were born.  Mr. and Mrs. Harmon came to Clark county, Dakota territory, in March, 1883 and filed on a claim in Mt. Pleasant township.  They farmed in Clark county until 1908, when they moved to the city of Clark.
Mr. Harmon passed away at his home in Clark on June 6, 1921.  Mrs. Harmon was a member of the church of England, and became a member of the Peace Evangelical Lutheran church of Clark, a few years ago.
Besides her five children, Edward of Henry, Morris of Raymond, Mrs. Edna Harrod of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Ida Watson of Gadsby Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. Fannie Schaefer of Cresco, Iowa, Mrs. Harmon is survived by 15 grandchildren and 18 great grand children.
Services will be held from the Peace Evangelical church in this city Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. W. H. Zuecher in charger.  Interment will be in the family lot in the Rose Hill cemetery.  Pallbearers will be George Sherwood, Earl Anderson, Ardean Graff, E.A. Silfies, L.T. Strand and Max Brown.

This obituary says she died at the home of Sarah Felstehausen.  I do not recognize that as a relative nor do I recognize any of the names of the pallbearers.  I would appreciate hearing from anyone who know know of those individuals.

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