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Carrie Elizabeth Applegate Egger
September 11, 1874 – February 28, 1906

The funeral of Mrs. Carrie Applegate Egger, the wife of Mr. Arnold Egger, who died on the 28th ult., was held at the Presbyterian church last Tuesday forenoon and was largely attended by a sorrowing concourse of friends and neighbors. Mrs. Egger was possessed of so many womanly traits of character, and had endeared so many people to her by her gracious disposition, that those who sought to honor her memory were very numerous.
The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. W. Innes. The floral offerings were unusually abundant. Interment was had at Oakwood cemetery.
Carrie Elizabeth Applegate was born at Clarksville, Iowa, September 11th, 1874. When she was but a year old, her mother died, and she was adopted at the age of two years by Mr. and Mrs. William Cline, who then lived near Monticello. When a girl she moved with her foster parents to Palo Alto county, and was married September 21st, 1892 to Arnold Egger, Jr. at West Bend, Iowa.
When a young girl, Mrs. Egger became a member of the Methodist Episcpal church, but after removing to Monticello, united with the Presbyterian church. She was the mother of four children, three of whom, Laura, Irene and Harold, survive. They are too young to fully realize the loss that has come to them in the early death of their mother.
Mrs. Egger was taken ill in the latter part of December and gradually declined, nothwithstanding careful medical attendance, until she was compelled to take to her bed on the 11th of February. As a final resort, after hope of recovery had expired, a surgical operation was performed, but without favorable result, and death followed, shortly after. The relatives and friends present at the funeral from a distance were:
William Greenizer, Washington; Mr. A. J. Applegate, Rolfe, Iowa; Mrs. M. A. Coddington, Miss Bertha Coddington and Mr. Jacob Mueller, Waterloo, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Barrett, Thorsby, Alabama; William Cline, Mrs. John Fisher, West Bend, Iowa; Mrs. William Cline, Eagle Grove, Iowa; Mrs. George C. Sweesy and little daughter Lucile, Rocklyn Washington.

Submitted by: Donna Baumann
Source: Monticello Express, 8 March 1906

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