|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1898|
Fannie Button was born in VT. At the age of 18 she married Levi Hitchcock and early in life they moved to the wilderness of WI, settling in Grant County, where together they toiled under all the difficulties of pioneer life, establishing a home and rearing a family.
At the first trumpet sound to arms in 1861, they gave 3 sons: Eli, Chauncy and Stanbury to the service of their country in the 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. A little later, their son Lucius joined the 33rd Wis. and their youngest son, Charlie, enlisted in the 31st Wisconsin InfantryŚ2 of those sons, Eli and Stanbury, were killed in battle against the armies of Lee in VA, 2 more were wounded, and but one came home in good health to greet the patriotic parents.
Mother Hitchcock, as she was familiarly known, was one of those grand old Christian women devoted to her God and country. About 20 years ago, they moved to Ida County and 2 years afterwards, her companion passed over the great river at the age of 76 years. Since that time, Mother Hitchcock has lived with her relatives and at the time of her death was at the home of her niece, Mrs. J. T. Shipley, who lives on a farm near Charter Oak. On the evening of January 19th (last Wednesday), a grandson whom she had not seen for 20 years arrived, and all enjoyed a pleasant evening's visit, Mrs. Hitchcock retiring about 9:00 P. M. seemingly in excellent health. In the morning, when Mrs. Shipley went to call her, she lay with closed eyes and in her usual sleeping position, but her spirit had passed out into the hopeful future. The remains were brought here last Friday and the funeral service was held in the Friends Church, of which she was a member, conducted by Rev. House and the remains laid to rest beside her companion in the cemetery north of town. This good woman had endeared herself to a large circle of friends during her several visits here, all of whom drop a tear of regret of her departure and extend sympathy to the bereaved.
Birth: ABT. 1813 in Vermont
Death: 27 JAN 1898 in Ida Grove, IA
Marriage 1 Levi Hitchcock b: ABT. 1803 in Canada
Married: ABT. 1831 in Wisconsin
Eli Hitchcock b: ABT. 1834
Elizabeth Hitchcock b: ABT. 1837
Lucia Hitchcock b: ABT. 1839
Chauncy Hitchcock b: ABT. 1841
Stanbury Hitchcock b: ABT. 1843
Lucius Nelson Hitchcock b: 5 MAR 1847
Charles Lewis Hitchcock b: 5 APR 1849 in St. Albans, Franklin Co., VT
Levi Hitchcock (1803 - 1879)*
Lucius Nelson Hitchcock (1847 - 1926)*
Charles Lewis Hitchcock (1849 - 1934)*
Ida Grove Cemetery
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Mar 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67044281