|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1849|
Harriett Gates was born near Lowell, Wisconsin, April 13, 1849, fell a sleep in the arms of the Loving Savior at Cranston, Iowa, Jan. 8th, 1916, age 66 years, 8 months, 26 days. She came with her parents to Cedar township about the year of 52 and has spent practically all of her life in Muscatine county.
She was married to Warren Meeker, March 1, 1866, and had she lived until the coming March she and her husband would have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
To this union were born eight children, two of the preceding their mother to the land beyond the blue in their infancy the others are as follows; Carl W. of Ardon, Howard A. of Cedar Rapids, Mary Myrtle of Cranston, W. Edgar of Clinton, George W. of Tabernash, Colorado, and Harry C. of Arden. Besides the children she leaves a loving husband who feels the stress of many years of labor and service resting heavily upon his shoulders, a brother Horatio N. Gates a merchant of Cranston; a half brother Cylas R. Gates of Long Beach, Cal., 15 grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her death.
She contracted pneumonia which resisted the untiring efforts of loving hands and medical skill, so with aching hearts and tear-dimmed eyes, she closed her eyes in that last long sleep, with the blessed hope of meeting beyond this veil of tears.
She united, with the Bretheren church at Cranston about the year of '70 and while she never made any demonstrations with her religion she was content to serve in the home and do such little Christian duties that fell to her lot to preform.
Already her many friends and neighbors know the life she lived so it is sufficient to say she was a kind neighbor, a loving and faithful wife, and noble mother and only heaven can reveal the true worth of her life here on earth.
John Warren Meeker (1840 - 1926)
Nora Meeker (1867 - 1867)*
Walter Meeker (1870 - 1870)*
Carl Winston Meeker (1872 - 1951)*
Mary Myrtle Meeker (1877 - 1974)*
Warren Edgar Meeker (1879 - 1936)*
Harry Cone Meeker (1886 - 1949)*
Created by: Rick Meeker
Record added: Oct 09, 2006
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Read more family history at..Source: Portrait and Biographical Album, Muscatine County, Iowa, 1889, page 190|
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