|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1881|
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1916|
Obituary, "Lake City Graphic",
Lake City, Iowa, July 6, 1916.
Lulu Danforth was born at Lake City Iowa, Feb. 6, 1881. She was the youngest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Doty (Letitia Parker). Upon the death of her mother, she was adopted into the home of Lorriston F. Danforth and Jennie C. Fox, when she was near the age of two years. The loving welcome which she found as a babe in the new home was the outgrowth of the close friendship which existed between the mother she had lost and the woman who filled the mother's place so faithfully for a number of years during Lulu's young life.
She was naturally a talented young woman. She was graduated from the Lake City High School in June, 1908. She went to Chicago shortly after and spent two years in the Chicago Musical College. She became an accomplished pianist and through her musical ability brought much cheer into her own life and the lives of others with whom she came in contact.
Quite early in life, she became a member of the Church of Christ at this place and was faithful to the services and all the interests of the church so far as her health would permit.
She was never strong physically. Her health failed steadily since early life. She had the constant care of loving friends. No pains were spared in their search for her relief. The best physicians were consulted, but the battle for her health proved to be a hopeless one. She passed quietly away at the hospital in Cherokee, Iowa, July 2, 1916, at the age of thirty five years, four months, and twenty six days.
Those who remain to mourn her loss are her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Danforth, an aged grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Parker, one brother, Mr. Ormond Doty of Corvallis, Oregon, and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Bates of Sioux City, IA. Besides these mentioned, there are a number of uncles and aunts and more distant relatives who share the sadness of her departure.
Funeral services were conducted at the Danforth home, July 6, 1916, by Rev. C. O. Stuckenbruck assisted by Rev. C. F. Lusk. A male quartet sang 'Beautiful Threads of Gold,' 'Fair Eden-Land, My Home' and "God Never Forgets.' A large number of friends attended, and many expressed their sympathy through floral offerings.
"Card of Thanks"
To those neighbors and friends who have been so kind in words, deeds, and flowers, during our recent trouble, we return our most grateful thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Danforth
(Thanks to Ann Bowler for this obituary)
James H. Doty (1850 - 1910)
Letitia Parker Doty (1855 - 1882)
Lake City Cemetery
Plot: Block 4, Lot 17
Created by: Burt
Record added: Jun 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19750328