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Minnie Farwell Bent
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1860
Death: Feb. 22, 1906

Obits from Illinois Genealogy Trails website:

MINNIE (FARWELL) BENT - a sufferer from cancer on her neck for the past two months, passed away peacefully at her home in Milledgeville, February 22, 1906. She was born in Ustick township, Whiteside county, Dec., 23, 1860. She resided at that place until her marriage with William Cutler of Cincinnati, Ohio. After the death of Mr. Cutler she returned to her parents at Ustick until her second marriage to Mr. [Warren G.] Bent. For a short time Mr. and Mrs. Bent lived at Morrison, then removed to Milledgeville where she was loved and respected. At time of her sickness she took care of her aged and infirm parents who mourn her early departure with her husband, daughter, five sisters, two brothers and a large circle of friends. The funeral services were held at the Lutheran church. Rev. J. W. Paetznick officiating, and the remains laid to rest in the Bethel cemetery.

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SECOND OBIT: Mrs. W. G. Bent who had been a great sufferer from a cancer on her neck for the past few months, peacefully passed away at her home in Milledgeville, Thursday, February 22, 1906, at five o'clock p.m. The deceased's maiden name was Minnie Farewell. She was born in Ustick township, Whiteside county, December 23, 1860, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Farewell. She grew to womanhood in the home of her birth and was first united in marriage to William Cutler after which she went with her husband to Cincinnati, Ohio, where they resided until his death which occurred a few years after their marriage. With her little daughter, who is now, Mrs. Laura Fisher of Cincinnati, Ohio, she returned to her former home where she remained until her marriage with Mr. Bent. Mrs. Bent had been a resident of Milledgeville and vicinity for the past six years and during that time she made many warm friends who regret that she should pass away when she yet had many years of usefulness before her. She enjoyed good health until last fall when she was taken ill with what appeared to be a bilious attack. For years she had been afflicted with a goiter which apparently developed into a cancer. More than a month ago she submitted to an operation which did not prove as beneficial to her as it had been hoped. Despite the kind ministries of her husband and her daughter who were constantly at her bedside during the last few weeks of her illness she passed to the great beyond.

Besides her husband and daughter she is mourned by her aged parents who until recently have made their home with her but are now at DeWitt, Iowa, also five sisters and two brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Celia Lecy of Hampton, Iowa; Mrs. Carrie Ryder of DeWitt, Iowa; Mrs. Emma Latham of DeWitt, Iowa; Mrs. Nellie Burt of Fulton, Illinois, and Mrs. Lulu Howard of Batavia, Illinois. The brothers are J. D. Farewell of Fulton, Illinois, and Fred of Sumner, Iowa. The funeral services were conducted from the Lutheran church at two o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Paetznick, pastor of the church officiating. The W. R. C. of which she was an honored member attended the services in a body. The burial was made in Bethel cemetery. The funeral was in charge of Fraser & Fraser. The pall bearers were H. M. Heth, O. A. Manning, Albert Fike, Ed Manning, V. G. Chaffee and H. H. Olmsted. The relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Fred North of Dixon, Mrs. Carrie Ryder of DeWitt, Iowa, Mrs. Laura Cutler of Cincinnati, Ohio, W. A. Lathan of DeWitt, Iowa and Mrs. George Burt of Fulton. (Latham/Lathan both spellings in obit)

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  Warren Green Bent (1839 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethel Cemetery
Carroll County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Dave and Pam Jindrich
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67281852


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