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Eunice J. Denison Knapp Johnson
February 21, 1844–March 5, 1916

Eunice J. Denison was born in Oswego county, New York, February 21, 1844, being the youngest child in a family of nine children. When twelve years of age she, with her parents, Albert Denison and Julia A. Denison, and the rest of the family, started for the west. In the autumn of 56 they arrived in Iowa and settled in Madison township, this county. The deceased was a resident of Jones county ever since that date.
When she was a young lady she worked faithfully in many homes and spent some time in teaching school. On May 6, 1877, she was united in marriage to Samuel Knapp. One son, Albert Samuel, was born July 6, 1878, to bless this union. The husband Mr. Knapp died on September 29, 1878. On September 12, 1881, she was united in marriage again, with Rev. Joseph H. Johnson. To this union one son was born Joseph Edgar on August 12, 1884. Rev. Johnson passed away on February 2, 1886.
The deceased was always deeply religious being a member of the M. E. church at the time of her death. She was taken sick on her 72d birthday, with bronchial pneumonia, and died Sunday morning, March 2, at 5 o'clock, being 72 years and 14 days old.
One brother, Chas W. Denison of Olin, two sons, and a number of nieces, nephews, step-daughters and step-sons are left to mourn their loss.
The funeral services were held in the M.E. Church on Tuesday, February 7th at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. F. S. Shaffer a close friend of the family preached a tender and comforting service.
The music was rendered by Mrs. Mildred Paul, Mrs. Sylvia Belknap, Mr. G. H. Monroe and the Rev. C. L. Gould. Mrs. Lawrence Miller, presided at the organ. Interment as at Riverside Cemetery.

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Source: The Anamosa Journal,Anamosa, Iowa, March 9, 1916
Note: This obituary, printed in the Thursday, March 9. 1916 issue, says she died Sunday March 2, 1916, however the Sunday preceeding this issue was March 5. Some cemetery records give March 7 as the death date. Her gravestone has only the year. "Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990," index, FamilySearch," says she died on the 5th and was buried on the 7th, which seems most probable. (RDH)

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