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Hannah Elizabeth Denison Milligan

Hannah Elizabeth Denison, daughter of Daniel and Sallie Denison, was born near Jacksonville, IL., November 6, 1841. She died in Mount Ayr, Iowa, September 6, 1918,  aged 76 years and ten months. She was one of a family of six children. She came with her parents to Iowa at the age of six months and settled near Agency. She was married  to William Milligan, of Ottumwa, October 17, 1862. To this union eight children were born; George W. of Kansas City, Mo.; Arthur D. of Aberdeen, S.D.; Almeda K. of Upland, California; William S., Chas. D., Addie S., Henry and Amanda of Mount Ayr. There are seven grandchildren.

She united with the church when about seventeen years of age and has remained faithful until the time of her death. Her life was one of service and could always be relied upon in times of sickness. She saw Iowa grow from a wild territory with settlements by the Indians, to its present condition. With her children and grandchildren, she leaves a host of friends to mourn the loss of one who has been a real friend, and her many kind deeds will live as a memorial to her christian life.

The funeral services was held yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon from the Church of Christ and was conducted by the pastor, Rev. W.R. Foster. The body lay in state at the church  for thirty minutes before the service, which was largely attended by friends and neighbors who came to pay their last tribute of respect. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful. The burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.


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