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Adeline S. Lincoln Dewey
February 15, 1811–July 21, 1894
Mrs. Adeline S. Dewey, the widow of the late D. S. Dewey of Monticello, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Winsor in Clinton, Iowa on the evening of July 21st, aged 83 years. The remains were brought to Monticello Monday evening, and the funeral was held Tuesday forenoon at the home of Mr. E. N. Howard, a nephew of the deceased. The services were conducted by Rev. E. P. Kimball of Waterloo, and old friend of the family. Internment was at Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Dewey whose maiden name was Adeline S. Lincoln was born at Utica, New York, February 15th, 1811. She was united in marriage at the same place to Mr. D. S. Dewey October 20, 1830. In the spring of 1834 they removed to Chicago, then in its infancy, where Mr. Dewey took the first turning lathe. He made the first chairs and bedsteads manufactured in Chicago. In the fall of 1840 they removed up the lake shore to Waukegan, where they lived until 1853. In that year they came to Monticello where Mr. Dewey built the first saw mill. He also constructed a dam across the Maquoketa at that place, and shortly thereafter built the flouring mill, which in its changed form is now owned by Mr. H. H. J. Lang. Mrs. Dewey was the mother of one son and four daughters. She was a dignified and high minded woman, who had the friendship of all the older settlers who held her in the highest esteem.

Submitted by: Steve Hanken
Source: Monticello Express, 26 July 1894, Page 5

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