|Birth: ||May 14, 1840|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1915|
The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa; April 8, 1915
Two of the county's oldest & most highly respected women passed to their final reward last Saturday, death coming to Mrs. George Morse, of Bradford, & Mrs. P.T. Castor, near Republic, at almost the same hour that evening. In the death of these gtood women the community loses two good citizens who came to this country in an early day & who contributed their share to the building up of the country from practically a wilderness to its present condition.
Fannie A. Hoover was born at Wilkes Barre, PA, May 14, 1840, & lived there until at the age of 19 years she was married on the 4th day of July, 1859, to P.T. Castor & after a year of married life in that state they moved westward settling on the homestead in this county where they resided for the remainder of their lives.
Nine children were born to this union: John Francis, who passed away Dec 7, 1913, Perry C., of Republic; Mrs. Mary Potter, Mrs. Delphine Prudhon & Mrs. Ida Chambers, of Nashua; Mrs. Flora Pierson, of New Hampton; Grant, of Chicago; Charles, of Belgrade, Minn., and Mrs. Nellie Ransom, of Republic, who has resided on the home farm with her parents all her life.
Stricken with a dread disease some 8 years ago, a gradual lingering illness sapped the strength of this strong woman until on the evening of April 3, at 6:50 p.m. her Master spoke the words which stilled her loving heart & said, "It is enough, come up highter."
Our darling mother has gone but the beautiful picture of her sunny, loving nature will always be to her children the sweetest thought of their life's voyage. In her last weeks of suffering her sweet words of thankfulness for the least touch of kindness from her children will ever be as a blessed benediction & her request that her dear children would meet her in the other world must lead them out into paths of true religious living, the moulding of their lives into noble manhood & womanhood. The loving husband & father passed away Dec 4, 1913, stricken very suddenly, & since that sad bereavement, the lonely life, the aching void, left little to cheer the wife & mother in her weakening age. The thought that our loved ones are again united will help to wipe the tears & still the aching hearts of the 8 orphaned children.
The funeral was held from the home on Tues. at 1 p.m., conducted by Rev. Anderson, of New Hampton, & interment was in Greenwood Cemetery by the side of her husband who had gone on before.
Philip Theophilas Castor (1834 - 1913)
John Frances Castor (1857 - 1907)*
Perry Columbus Castor (1861 - 1922)*
Ida May Castor Chambers (1862 - 1960)*
Mary Ann Castor Potter (1864 - 1953)*
Olive Delphine Castor Prudhon (1866 - 1948)*
Flora M. Castor Pierson (1868 - 1952)*
Andrew Grant Castor (1872 - 1959)*
Nellie Oteal Castor Ransom (1880 - 1951)*
Created by: Cheri
Record added: Sep 20, 2010
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