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Charity Viola Hice Alcorn
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1837
Parke County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1909
Ellis County
Oklahoma, USA

Daughter of John Hice & Hanna Hoppis. She married Robert J. Alcorn 15 Sep 1857 in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa. They were the parents of eleven: Sarah Catherine, William Andrew, Alice Mae, Robert Leslie, Hanna Florence, Permelia Ellen, John Richard, James Walter, Lovina Elizabeth, Alexander Pierce, and Granville Hice Alcorn.
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The Ellis County Democrat

On Monday, June 14, occurred the death of Charity Alcorn, wife of Robert Alcorn;

Charity Hice was born on Rockrun, in Park county, Ind., Feb. 2, 1837. When nine years old she moved with her widowed mother to Iowa. She was married to Robert Alcorn Sept. 10, 1857, near the town of Homer, in Webster county. To this union were born eleven children, all of whom survived her except a little girl who died in infancy. She has had seventy-two grandchildren, of whom sixty-one survive her; she has had twenty-three great-grandchildren, of whom nineteen are still living, making a total of ninety children, grand and great-grandchildren living.

Grandma was stricken with paralysis about four years ago from which she never fully recovered. During all this time Grandpa was constantly at her bedside to attend to attend to her every want. He did all that money or devotion could do to lessen her suffering, which she bore with courage and patience.

For several hours before she passed away she was conscious and talked to those around her of her heavenly home and even sang parts of old time hymns. Though her body was racked with pain yet her mind was at ease.

The funeral services were held at the school house by the writer, a large audience attending, after which the body was laid to rest in the Packsaddle cemetery.

All the bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire community. but especially Grandpa, who after traveled the highway of life with her for more than half a century, through the bloom of her girlhood, the ripening of woman-hood and the decay of age, now to be left alone as the shades of time are lengthening and he is nearing the end of his pilgrimage. Though he is lonely yet he in not despondent. There is a rift in the clouds of gloom through which the star of hope appears directing him to his long home. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Robert Andrew Alcorn (1836 - 1920)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Catherine Alcorn Mercer (1858 - 1943)*
  William Andrew Alcorn (1859 - 1953)*
  Robert Leslie Alcorn (1865 - 1940)*
  James Walter Alcorn (1872 - 1947)*
  Lavinia Elizabeth Alcorn Mead (1874 - 1973)*
  Alex Pierce Alcorn (1878 - 1928)*
  Granville Hice Alcorn (1880 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Packsaddle Cemetery
Ellis County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Burt
Record added: Oct 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60161161
Charity Viola <i>Hice</i> Alcorn
Added by: jo buis
 
 
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- Searchers of our Past
 Added: Oct. 31, 2016
My Mother is matching 6 out of 9 descendants of Charity Viola Hice who took the AncestryDNA test. I would like to get in touch with her descendants to discover my connection to this family.
- Ancestor Hunter
 Added: Aug. 12, 2016
You are remembered, Charity. Rest in peace.
- Renata
 Added: Oct. 10, 2012
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