|Birth: ||May 8, 1849|
|Death: ||May 16, 1903|
McDonough Democrat Newspaper ,Bushnell,ILlinois
Thursday May 28, 1903 -
Mrs Almira Waggoner Cope was born at Lewistown, ILL., May 8, 1849, and died, May 16,1903, at her home on the farm near Prairie City. Although Mrs Cope had been sick the past several weeks her death came very suddenly to her friends who hardly realized the seriousness of her illness because she had seemed to be gaining strength until the first of last week when she was taken suddenly worse, the relapse resulting is her summons to that land that is fairer than day. Almira Waggoner was married to William Cope in Macomb, Illinois December 24, 1868. She became the mother of two children, Emma who entered that rest eternal, December 2, 1886, and William Jr., who mourns the death of a good mother. Mrs Cope jouined the Presbyterian church at Prairie City February 6, 1885. (bio by: Joyce Worthington Brewer)
For whatever it might be worth to your information about Almira, she was the daughter of Isaac and Sarah E. Waggoner (see 1850 census of Lewistown, Fulton Co., IL). By 15 Apr 1854, Sarah E. Waggoner had married Nelson Martin (my ancestor) in McDonough Co., so one would expect that Sarah was probably a widow. Nelson and Sarah Martin moved to Putnam Co., MO probably in 1855, where Nelson Martin died 28 Dec 1856. They had a son, Henry Martin, who died in infancy. Sarah married as her third husband, George D. Fuller, on 24 May 1857 in Putnam Co. For a time, as shown in the 1870 census, George and Sarah Fuller were back in McDonough Co. and had living with them Henry and Abby Thompson, who may have been Sarah's parents. The Thompson's are buried in the Virgil Cemetery. George and Sarah Fuller moved to central Iowa and finally to Bancroft, Kossuth Co., IA where George died 11 May 1903 and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery there (FAG). FAG also shows a Fuller in an unmarked grave in this same cemetery and I would suspect that this is the grave of Sarah. She was still living in the 1900 census of Kossuth Co., IA; that census record indicates that she had a total of six children, but only one was living in 1900, which was most likely Almira.
Note: Roger Petersen West Des Moines, IA FAG Member #47285560=
Prairie City Cemetery
Plot: Lot 4 Block 2
Maintained by: Joyce Worthington Brewer
Originally Created by: H Jones
Record added: Mar 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18522126
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