Obituary:Compliments of Arthur Biefelt to Joan Hamilton Kushner August 2002
The Geauga Republican
Chardon, Ohio Wednesday December 13, 1916
Mrs. ann Quiggle, 84, Dies in Hambden, She had lived in the township 82 years.
"Mrs. Ann Quiggle, a highly esteemed resident of Hambden, died Saturday morning, December 9, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Nickerson, in that town, after a two months illness with the infirmities of old age.she had been a resident of the township over 82 years, and was aged 84 years, 4 months, and 27 days.
Ann Roper was born in Nottinghamshire, England, July 12, 1832, and was the eldest of a family of six children born to John and Eliza roper.she came to America with her parents when she was 2 years old, and the family settled in Hambden, which had ever since been her home.she was married to Thomas Jefferson Quiggle, May 18, 1851, and 10 children were born to them, all of whom are living except the youngest son, Frank, who died as a child 32 years ago, and the second son, Charles, who died in California 7 years ago.the husband and father died 7 years ago.the surviving children who are left to mourn the death of a loving and devoted mother are:John Quiggle, of Galt, California, Mrs. Lizzie Anderson, of San Francisco; Mrs. Anna Bacon, of Ione, California; Chris Quiggle and Mrs. Nellie Kiser, of Cleveland; Mrs. Josephine Nickerson, of Hambden; and Mrs. Kittie Luther, of Mentor.
Mrs. Quiggle had lived in the pioneer times, and had a keen appreciation of the wonderful changes she had witnessed.She was a king hearted woman, thoughtful of others, and a good neighbor.Besides the immediately family, she leaves many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and a wide circle of friends, all of whom will miss her.
the funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:00, at the Methodist church in Hambden, and largely attended.Reverend Allie Stockham, of Crestline, officiated, preaching from th 17th Palm and 15th verse, and in the course of his remarks paying a fine tribute to the life of this pioneer mother.The singing was by Mrs. H. F. Miller, Miss Matie Kiser, Irwin and George Shattuck.There were may beautiful floral offerings.
The pall-bearers were Chris Quiggle and Grant Quiggle, sons; Charles Kiser, Charles Nickerson, and Frank Luther, sons-in-law; and Earl Kiser, grandson.The body was placed in the vault in Hambden Cemetery."
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