|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1834|
County Dublin, Ireland
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1910|
St. Louis County
Jan. 11, 1910; Duluth News Tribune, p 11
"Duluth Pioneer, Mother of 14, Dies of Old Age"
Mrs. W. H. Bawden, pioneer of Duluth, mother of 14 children, grandmother of 25, and great grandmother of four, died yesterday morning at the home of her son-in-law, James Frink, 208 Eighth avenue west. Old age was the principal cause of death.
She was born in Dublin, Ireland, April 15, 1834, and when five years old came to this country with her father and mother, whose name was Cranston.
Her father immediately started for the wild west and became a frontiersman and Indian fighter. He went through many thrilling adventures and there was little of humdrum in the early life of Mrs. Bawdon amidst the surrounding of the country. Cranston is now buried at the Soo where he died of old age after many narrow escapes from a tragic ending.
Mrs. Bawden was married twice, her first husband being a man named Fifer who was a standard bearer in the civil war and was killed in battle. Later she married William H. Bawden and they settled in Duluth. He died many years ago and is buried in this city.
During the 23 years of her life in Duluth Mrs. Bawden has watched with interest the growth of the city and many were the interesting stories she could tell of the early days. Of her large family most are still alive and a number reside in this city. One of her grandsons, Benjamin Frink, is a clerk in the court house in the office of Sheriff Bates. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Jan. 12, 1910, Duluth News Tribune, p 7
"Mrs. Bawden's Funeral Today"
The funeral of the late Mrs. Eliza Bawden who died Monday will be held today from the residence of her daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Frink at 210 Eighth avenue west. There will be a service at 1:30 at the Bible Truth hall, corner of Second street and Second avenue west. The burial will be at Forest Hill.
Forest Hill Cemetery
St. Louis County
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