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NAME: Van Allen, Jane A. (m. Richard Carver)
"Passed Away: At Manson, Iowa, March 22, 1913.
One of our oldest and [most] highly esteemed citizenn Mrs. Richard Carver departed this life passing peacefully away at her home on Cen[esco] street last Saturday evening at three oclock in the midst of her loveing and sorrowing children and aged husband.
After suffering for many months death came as a release and to night she sleeps in her casket with a calm sweet expression almost of girlhood resting upon her aged face.
Mrs. Carver leaves an aged husband, two sons and four daughters. Her sons are: John W. of Dodge Centre, Minn. and Richard whose address is unknown. Another son, George L. died some years ago.
Her daughters are: Mrs. Julia Vanderhoff of Clare, Mrs. Hattie Reed of Webb, Mrs. L.E. Clay of Des Moines and Mrs. Carrie Marsh of Humboldt. Another, Mrs. Jane Young died several years ago.
Mrs.Carvers s[aden] [name] was Jane A. VanAllen and she was born in Harkimer County New York on August the 3d 1833. She was married to Richard Carver on September the 23d 1849.
They came to Webster county shortly after the Civil War and lived for many ears on a farm just west of where Clare now stands. Of late years they have lived in Manson.
The funeral was held Tuesday forenoon at two oclock. The services were at the Congregational Church Rev. Shapman officateing. the Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery."
[This was typed out on a sheet of typing paper, folded in thirds, spelling and punctuation kept as close to the original as possible.
contributed by Rose Carver Butler