|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1871|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 1914|
Nelle Angenette Luther was born on 25 December 1871 in Milo, Bureau, Illinois, the eldest child of five born to Joseph Gardner Luther (1847-1920) and Eliza Jane Crouch Luther (1851-1921). The Luthers moved to Dallas County, Iowa in 1881. Nelle graduated from Drake University in 1896, and became a school teacher. She was later a high school principal. She was married to Ernest Wilmore "E.W." Dingwell (1872-1945), a Canadian immigrant and veteran of the Spanish American war, who was an attorney, on 25 August 1908 in Adel, IA. Their one son, Wilbur Luther Dingwell (1910-1979) was born on 24 August 1910. Sadly, she was stricken down with typhoid fever and died on 11 December 1914, just 2-weeks shy of her 43rd birthday. She was interred at the Oakdale Cemetery.
Obituary: Nellie (Luther) Dingwell (1871-1914)
In 1868 Joseph G. Luther came from near Brockton, Mass., and began work first as a farm hand for Cicero Phelps, later he hired to John Botham at Milo as a blacksmith; this lead to a partnership with Mr. Botham and the firm made money, both partners were good workmen, industrious, temperate and economical. In 1869, Joe Luther was united in marriage with Eliza Jane Crouch and on Christmas day, 1871, a daughter was born to them, their first child, to whom they gave the name of Nellie. When the little girl was about 10 years old, the family moved to Dallas county, Iowa, where three or four miles west of Adel, the county seat, Mr. Luther had bought a quarter section farm. There Nellie attended the rural schools and later the school at Adel. A recent Adel paper in announcing her death of typhoid fever, speaks of her marriage several years ago to the prominent attorney of that city, E. W. Dingwell, and then says:
Mrs. E. W. Dingwell died at her home in Adel Friday evening, December 11, 1914, at 9:35. The above words contain a message that we grieve to write, one that has saddened many hearts and that will continue to cause pain and sorrow among our people through the years to come. She was taken down with typhoid fever about November 18, she and her little son Wilbur. From the first she was seriously ill and she seemed to have a premonition that she would not recover. While there was at one time a slight improvement in her condition, the most skillful efforts of the physician and the best care by the trained nurses failed to stay the disease that had fastened itself upon her.
The funeral [was] held Sunday, at the Christian church, of which the deceased was a faithful member, was in itself a testimonial of the love in which she was held. The funeral sermon was delivered by Dr. Martin of Des Moines. Interment was made at Oakdale cemetery.
Nellie A. Luther was born at Milo, Bureau County, Illinois, on Christmas day, 1871. When about 10 years of old, she came with her parents to Iowa and they located on a farm a few miles west of Adel. There she attended the rural schools and later came to the Adel school. She was a graduate of Drake University with the class of 1896. She began her career as a teacher in the neighborhood where her parents lived, but soon went to Stuart and was principal of the Adel high school for several years. She also taught in the Valley Junction schools.
On August 25, 1908, she was married to E. W. Dingwell, the well known Adel attorney, and since that time she has been one of the most prominent women of the town.
The little son, [Wilbur] born to Mr. and Mrs. Dingwell four years ago, is still in the grasp of the disease which took his mother, but seems to be improving slowly.
Card of Thanks
It is with hearts full of thankfulness that we wish in this manner to publicly express to our many friends our gratitude for the expression of sympathy and friendliness which they have given us in the last few days and for the many beautiful floral tributes which came from the hands of our many friends.
E. W. Dingwell
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Luther
(Henry News Republican, Henry, Illinois, Thursday, 21 January 1915)
Joseph Gardner Luther (1847 - 1920)
Eliza Jane Crouch Luther (1851 - 1921)
Ernest Wilmore Dingwell (1872 - 1945)
Wilbur Luther Dingwell (1910 - 1979)*
Nelle Angenette Luther Dingwell (1871 - 1914)
Simeon Lewis Luther (1872 - 1877)*
Hilda Maud Luther (1878 - 1892)*
Raymond Everett Luther (1886 - 1969)*
Garnet Lillian Luther Cooke (1888 - 1961)*
Maintained by: David Coward
Originally Created by: Alberta Daniels Withrow
Record added: Nov 07, 2004
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