Almira <I>Doolittle</I> Averill

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Almira Doolittle Averill

  • Birth 26 Nov 1845 Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
  • Death 15 Feb 1910 Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 26681172

Almira Doolittle Averill
Nov. 26, 1845
Feb. 15, 1910

Averill family: Arthur Tappan Averill, Almira Doolittle Averill, Arthur V. Averill, Glenn Mark Averill, Edith Sherman Averill, Jessie Mary Averill & Worth Sherman Averill.

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The Cedar Rapids Republican, Wed., Feb. 16, 1910, p. 1, col. 1, transcribed from a low quality image.

Mrs. Averill's
Death A Sad
Shock To City
She Lived But Twenty-Four Hours After The Death Of Her Husband.
She Was Unconscious
And Was Spared The Knowledge Of Mr. Averill's Death.
Gave Her Life To Him
Nursed Him In Earlier Stages Of Illness Until Her Own Strength Gave Way - Public Services at Residence This Afternoon.
__Out of Respect to the memory of A. T. Averill the banks of Cedar Rapids will close at 2:00 p.m. today (Wednesday).
__Four the second time in twenty-four hours, death has (entered) the Averill home at 1120 Second avenue. On Monday afternoon at 3:50 Mr. A. T. Averill passed from life, and yesterday afternoon, almost to a minute of 24 hours later, Mrs. Averill slipped quietly into the Great Beyond. While it was known generally that Mr. Averill was seriously ill, the fact that Mrs. Averill was in like condition was known to only a few and so the news of her death came as a (distinct) shock to the community, following as it did so closely after that of Mr. Averill.
__In the earlier stages of of Mr. Averill's illness, Mrs. Averill was his constant nurse and attendant. She insisted on performing this service of love, even after her strength had given out and wearied nature was no longer able to meet the demands made upon it. She kept bravely at her task until after the visit of Dr. (Billings) of Chicago and his unfavorable diagnosis of the condition of Mr. Averill. Then came a collapse, from which she never fully recovered. Her condition became steadily weaker from day to day and last Thursday it became so alarming that Glenn M. Averill, who was in Chicago on (business) was summoned home by telegraph.
__The rally in condition which came at that time was but temporary. She grew steadily worse and on Monday lapsed into unconsciousness so that she was mercifully spared the knowledge of the death of her husband.
__Mrs. Averill was born in Watertown, New York and her maiden name was (Allie) R. Doolittle. Her father was a Presbyterian minister. The family moved west while she was a young girl, locating ( --- ) in Delavan, Wisconsin, and after some years residence there, coming to Cedar Rapids. She grew to young womanhood in this community and on October 22, 1867, was united in marriage with Mr. Averill, who was then a young man of twenty-three, struggling to get a start in the business world. In those early days of (small) things and later ones of (easier) circumstances, she was a true and loyal helpmate, ever ready and willing to bear her share of the burden. Her mangement of the home was ideal, and as her strength permitted she was active in the social life of the community.
__Three children, two sons and a daughter, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Averill. There were Glenn M., Arthur and Jessie. Of them, Arthur died in infancy. Mrs. Averill is also survived by one brother Henry M. Doolittle of Valley Falls, Kansas.
__On account of the death of Mrs. Averill the funeral arrangements as announced in the Republican of yesterday morning have been changed. Public services for both Mr. and Mrs. Averill will be held this Wednesday, afternoon at the residence, 1120 Second avenue, at half past four o'clock. They will be conducted by Rev. Dr. E. R. Burkhalter of the First Presbyterian church and Mr. George C. (Gilfillan), first reader of First Church of Christ, Scientist. Music will be given by Mr. (Bertrand) Alan (Orr).
__Early Thursday morning, the bodies will be taken to Davenport for cremation, the escort being the members of the family and the pall bearers.

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  • Added: 8 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26681172
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Almira Doolittle Averill (26 Nov 1845–15 Feb 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26681172, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Frank (contributor 46928403) .