The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, August 3, 1905
The many friends in Chariton were saddened by the news of the death of MRS. L.H. JEWELL of this city, which occurred in Prophetstown, Ill., on Thursday, July 27, 1905, at the home of her daughter, MRS. ALICE FIELD, where she had been visiting since January 1st. Although she had been in ill health for several years she was only dangerously ill for one month and death was due to catarrhal pneumonia. Brief services were held at the FIELD home in Prophetstown on Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock after which the remains were brought to Chariton and taken to the home of her daughter, MRS. MABEL CUSTER, where funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. D.C. Franklin of the M.E. Church, at the conclusion of which interment took place in the Chariton Cemetery.
MARGARET BOHN, daughter of MR. and MRS. PETER BOHN, was born in Newark, Ohio, on June 24, 1820. Her father was one of the seven famous men who constituted Napoleon's body guard. She was married in Ohio on March 31, 1847, to L.H. JEWELL who survives her. Ten years later they moved to Carroll County, Ill., where they lived until 1874 when they moved to Nebraska, residing there until 1883 when they came to Lucas County, locating on a farm near Derby. After a year's residence there they came to Chariton which has since been their home. She had been a devout Christian from childhood and for many years had been a member of the M.E. Church. She was the mother of eight children, all of whom were with her during her last illness and attended the last sad rites. They are MRS. JOSEPHINE LIVINGSTON of Corydon, MRS. ALICE FIELD and MRS. NAMA TALCOTT of Prophetstown, Ill., MRS. MABEL CUSTER and EARL JEWELL of Chariton, DRS. P.M. JEWELL of Decorah, H.E. of Coon Rapids and T.M. of LaCrosse, Wis. Others present at the funeral were W.L. Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. I. Boyer and daughter Alice all of Corydon, L.J. Talcott of Prophetstown, Ill.
MRS. JEWELL was a grand, good woman, one of those noble characters to whom the world owes so much. She was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her and her death is lamented by a host of friends who extend heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.