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 Jemima Louise “Jennie” <I>Langworthy</I> Babcock

Jemima Louise “Jennie” Langworthy Babcock

Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 17 Nov 1939 (aged 76)
Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Dodge Center, Dodge County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 60317344 · View Source
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"The Milton Junction Telephone", Milton Junction, Wisconsin, Thursday, Nov. 23, 1939, p 1.

Mrs. Jennie Babcock died Friday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Zalia Wells, Milton. Rev. Carroll L. Hill officiated at the service which was held in the Wells home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Richard Babcock, Herbert and Boyden Crouch and Edward Rood, quartet, sang two selections. The body was taken to Dodge Center, Minn., where Rev. Charles W. Thorngate officiated at the last rites Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Wells, Loyal Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sunby, accompanied by Mrs. E. M. Holston of Battle Creek, Mich., attended the service at Dodge Center.

Jennie Louise Langworthy was born in Berlin, Wis., August 15, 1863, the daughter of John and Lavinia Richmond Langworthy. She was married to R. Hewett Babcock at Dodge Center, Minn., by Rev. H. B. Lewis on October 6, 1886. To them were born two children: Zalia, (Mrs. Wells) of Milton, and Lucille who died in 1905. Mr. Babcock died on January 28, 1900, and since that time Mrs. Babcock has lived with her daughter, Zalia. In this home the Grandmother's love for the children was as though they were her own, and she was continually busy, determined to shoulder her share of work and responsibility.

She was handicapped through much of her life by deafness and because of it was unable to achieve quite the carefree attitude of others in social fellowship, yet she was happy and joyous always. Only a day or two ago one of her friends said of her, "She still has her smile." She was always thoughtful of others.

It may have been because of her infirmity, it may have been because she loved them particularly that she collected so many poems and verses. She stored her mind with them and taught them to her grandchildren. Though she was cut off from much of the music we enjoy, a melody rang in her heart.

In her early life she was baptized and joined the S. D. B. church in Dodge Center, Minn., where her membership remained until four years ago this month, in company with her daughter and grandchildren, she brought it to the church in Milton. She was greatly interested in the Church and was happy in the work of the Women's organization.

Besides her daughter, Mrs. Zalia Wells, she is survived by three grandchildren, Mrs. Richard Wells (Roberta), Spencer, N. Y., Mrs. Louis Sunby (Lucille), Milton, and Loyal Wells of Thiensville; also a sister Edna. A sister and brother preceded her in death.

transcribed by Jon Saunders, contributor 47674050

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