Friday, April 6, 2012

Van Pelt, Rosie Pauline Hickling 1879-1945 Obituary

Van Pelt, Mrs. Bert 1879-1945

Mrs. VanPelt, 76, Dies; Rites Sunday

New Lisbon---Word was received here yesterday that Mrs. Bert VanPelt died Friday morning at her home in Utica. Funeral will be held in that city Sunday at 2 p. m. Burial will be at South Edmeston.
Mrs. VanPelt was born in New Lisbon May 22, 1869, daughter of George and Mary (Bundy) Hickling. Her marriage to Bert VanPelt took place September 14, 1909. They lived in New Lisbon until about 22 years ago when they moved to Utica.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a brother, Clarence Hickling, New Lisbon; a niece,  Mrs. Harry Bunn, Garrattsville; and a nephew, Clesson Hickling, Meredith.

  Addendum: One of my pet peeves is an obituary like this that doesn't give
a woman's first name at the very least.  In my Davenport tree, I have her name as Rosie Pauline Hickling.
 It also would appear that her date of birth is wrong.  According to the 1880 census she is 9 months old and the 1900 census has her at 20 years old.

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