Jennie M. <I>Lynn</I> Courter


Jennie M. Lynn Courter

Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Aug 1941 (aged 91)
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
Burial Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section B Row 18 Grave 8
Memorial ID 54196799 View Source
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Wife of Tunis Courter. Daughter of William J. Lynn and Caroline Shrock


Chariton, Iowa
Tuesday, August 12, 1941


Jennie Lynn, daughter of William J. and Caroline Shrock Lynn, was born at Somerset, Somerset county, Pennsylvania, June 13, 1850, and died at her home in Chariton August 4, 1941, at the age of 91 years, 1 month and 21 days.

She went with her parents from Somerset to Flatwoods in Fayette county, Pennsylvania and from there to Tyrone Mills in Fayette county, Pa. In 1866 the family came west to Franklin Grove in Lee County, Illinois, and in 1869 they came to Iowa and settled on a farm six miles north of Woodburn.

On December 28, 1870, she was married to Tunis Courter, of Winfield, Henry county, Iowa, and they started their home in Chariton, Iowa, in April of 1871, on North Grand Street, and in 1872 moved to 117 North 13th Street in Chariton, where they both lived until death. Her husband preceded her in death on August 9, 1929.

Five of her nine children survive her, Mrs. Elsie Newell and Miss Jennie Courter, of Chariton, with whom she lived, Hugh Courter, of Des Moines, Archie Courter, of Los Angeles, California, and Lloyd Courter, of Sacramento, California. Also surviving are a brother, Aaron Lynn, of Orient, Iowa, nine grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

First a member of the Christian church, she joined the Methodist church upon her marriage.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Paul H. Hicks, of Centerville, Iowa, were held at the Beardsley Funeral Home at 11 o'clock, August 7th, and the body was held for burial August 8th, waiting for her son, Archie, to arrive from Los Angeles. Burial was in the Chariton cemetery.

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  • Added: 27 Jun 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 54196799
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