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Grace Beaver French
January 31, 1837–January 13, 1911

Mrs. Joseph French died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. J. Bender, last Friday morning, after an illness of several weeks. For some time Mrs. French has been in feeble health. She had not been able to get out much among her friends for several years. She had found a comfortable home with her daughter and family and enjoyed the friendship and society of a circle of warm friends. Gracia Beaver was married to Joseph French in 1856, in Clay township in this county which remained their home for many years. Her husband died July 3, 1900. The funeral service took place in the U. P. church, this morning, the service being conducted by Rev. S. M. McConnell, of Garner, Iowa. After the service the remains were laid to rest in the Wyoming Cemetery.

Submitted by: Steve Hanken
Source: Monticello Express, January 19, 1911, page 4, "Wyoming Correspondence," (January 17, 1911)
Note: Although she is called "Gracia" in the obituary, most references give her name as "Grace C."

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