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Obituaries of Civil War Era Women, 1913

Posted By on June 19, 2015

The following are obituaries of some Civil War era women:

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From the Harrisburg Patriot, 19 February 1913:

NEWSPAPER WOMAN DEAD

By Associated Press to The Patriot

Washington, 18 February 1913 — With the funeral tomorrow of Miss Emmaline C. Upham, who died yesterday, aged 79 years, will pass one of the best known newspaper women in the country.  Miss Upham for 35 years was a society reporter and throughout that time was well known to the various occupants of the White House and in official and diplomatic social circles in the national capital.  Her experience began before the Civil War and her last newspaper work was done about five years ago.  She was a contributor to magazines.

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From the Harrisburg Patriot, 21 June 1913

MRS. GOBIN DIES

Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 20 June 1913 — Mrs. J. P. S. Gobin, widow of the Late Lieutenant-Governor Gobin, died this morning at Hadley, Massachusetts, where she went several weeks ago.  Mrs. Gobin was 75 years old and had no children.  She met General Gobin in the Civil War, nursed him through a serious illness and married him.

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From the Harrisburg Patriot, 3 September 1913:

YORK COUNTY WOMAN DIES AGED 95 YEARS

New Cumberland, 2 September 1913 — Mrs. Catherine Fisher, aged 95 years, died at her home in Fishing Creek, York County.  She was the mother of eight children, six of whom survive her:  Mrs. Mary Donacher, Lebanon; Mrs. Caroline Walton, Buffalo; Mrs. Appolina Holling, Mechanicsburg; Mrs. Flora Philips, Richmond, Virginia; Henry Fisher, of Mechanicsburg.  Her two sons were killed in the Civil War.  Mrs. Rebecca Fisher and a granddaughter, Mrs. Miller, at home.  Funeral will take place on Thursday morning at 9 o’clock at the house, and 10 o’clock at Salem Church.  The Rev. R. R. Rodes, pastor of the United Brethren Church at Wormleysburg, will officiate.

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From the Harrisburg Patriot, 10 November 1913:

WOMAN WHO WENT TO FRONT IN CIVIL WAR DIES

Auburn, New York, 9 November 1913 — Mrs. Janet Watson Seward, wife of General William H. Seward, died today aged 74.  She was married to General Seward, son of William H. Seward, Secretary of State in President Lincoln’s Cabinet, in June 1856, and when he went to the front as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil War, she accompanied him.

 


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