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Elizabeth Hardwick Onken
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1856
Test Valley Borough
Hampshire, England
Death: Sep. 5, 1928
Audubon County
Iowa, USA

Atlantic News-Telegraph, Atlantic, IA
September 06, 1928


Mrs. Elizabeth Onken, Pioneer
Resident in Territory,
Came to America
When Girl.

Mrs. Elizabeth Onken, a native
of England, died last night at
11:35 at the family home at Bray-
ton, death resulting from compli-
cations. Mrs. Onken had been in
failing health for some time.

She was born in Buckholt, Eng-
land, Feb. 12, 1856, the daughter
of George William and Mary Hard-
wick, and came to America with
her parents when a girl. She was
married in Atlantic to William
Onken Aug. 22, 1871. Following
their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. On-
ken lived at Gates until 1888, when
they moved to a farm a mile
northwest of Brayton, residing
here until moving to the town
of Brayton in 1913. Mr. Onken
died Oct. 27, 1915.

Daughters at Bedside

Mrs. Onken is survived by six
daughters and two sons. One son
Will R. was killed June 14, 1923
at Greenfield when he was struck
by lightening. All of the daugh-
ters and Mrs. Onken's brother and
sister were at her bedside at the
time of her death. The surviving
daughters are Mrs. Mary Leander
of Brayton, Mrs. Anna Hastings
of Atlantic, Mrs. Mollie Kraack
of Cumberland, Mrs. Bertha Bell
of Des Moines, Mrs. Kathryn Brew-
er of Atlantic and Mrs. Lillian
Anderson of Brayton and the sons
are Fred of Brayton and Henry
of Greenfield. There are twenty-
three grandchildren and nine great

The brother is Thomas Hard-
wick of Brayton and the sister is
Mrs. Dan Chamberlain of Oak-

Funeral services will be held
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Baptist church at Brayton, the
Rev. Ross Williams of the At-
lantic Church of Christ officiat-
ing. Burial will be in Oakfield
cemetery near Brayton.

Atlantic News - Telegraph, Atlantic, IA
September 14, 1928

The children of Mrs. Elizabeth
Onken take the means of express-
ing their grateful thanks for the
many expressions of sympathy in
their sorrow.

Family links: 
  George Wilhelm Christian Onken (1848 - 1913)*
  Mary Emelie Onken Leander (1875 - 1948)*
  Annie Louise Onken Hastings (1877 - 1955)*
  Amalia Fredricka Onken Kraack (1879 - 1939)*
  Bertha Elizabeth Onken Bell (1881 - 1946)*
  William Rhinehart Onken (1883 - 1923)*
  Henry Carl Onken (1886 - 1954)*
  Alfred Christian Onken (1891 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakfield Cemetery
Audubon County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Blk. 05, Lot 17
Created by: Karen Brewer
Record added: Jan 16, 2010
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Elizabeth <i>Hardwick</i> Onken
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Brother : Thomas W Hardwick of Brayton
- Julie Miller
 Added: Mar. 16, 2017

- Karen Brewer
 Added: Feb. 14, 2013

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