Viola S. Courter

Birth: 19 JAN 1870, Winfield, Ia.
Death: 17 AUG 1950, Morning Sun, Ia.

Married John Warren Hannah on 2 JUL 1891 at Salem, Ia.

m.John Warren Hannah

Jennie Reil Hannah

Bertha Lee Hannah

Mary Catherine Hannah

Harold Hannah

Cora Belle Hannah

Esther Ruth Hannah

obtained from the site:
Viola S. Courter was the daughter of Peter and Margaret Bell [Lee] Courter. She married John Hannah and they were the parents of five girls, including Jennie Reil Hannah. The following text is on Viola Courter's diploma.

March 23, 1888 was a Friday.


Public School Diploma,
Henry County, Iowa,
To Whom this may Concern:
It is Hereby Certified, That Viola Courter has completed the course of study in the Publich Schools of Henry County, Iowa, and has passed a satisfactory examination in the branches of said course.
Given at Mt. Pleasant Iowa, this 23rd day of March, A.D. 1888

(unsigned) President of Board.
John T. Riggs, County Superintendent.
Pickett Davidson, Teacher.

obtained from the site:
Viola S. [Courter] Hannah - Short Bio
Viola S. Courter, the daughter of Peter Courter and Margaret Bell Lee, was born on January 19, 1870 in Winfield, Henry County, Iowa died atage 80 on August 17, 1950, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa.

Viola married John W. Hannah on July 2, 1891 in Salem, Iowa. John was born on July 30, 1870 in Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa, died on January 30, 1950 in Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa, at age 79, andwas buried in Elmwood Cemetery, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. They had five children: Jennie Reil "Reil," Bertha L., Mary Catherine, Cora Belle "Belle," and Esther Ruth Hannah.

Morning Sun News-Herald, August 24, 1950; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa)

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church here for Mrs. Viola S. Hannah who died suddenly at her home on Wednesday evening, August 16. Last rites were in charge of Reverend O. L. Byrns and interment was in Elmwood cemetery.

Mrs. Hannah had suffered a light heart attack about two weeks beforeher death but had recovered and was about to be about the house. Her death follows that of her husband, John W. Hannah, who died here on January 30.

From 1913 until 1940 Mr. and Mrs. Hannah operated a grocery and variety store in Morning Sun and in this business they became known to many people in this community.

Viola S. Hannah was the daughter of Peter and Belle Lee Courter. Shewas born in the Winfield community on January 17, 1870. On July 2, 1891 she married John W. Hannah and for a number of years they lived on farmsin the Mt. Pleasant area. In 1913 they moved to Morning Sun and lived here the remaining years of their lives.

Mrs. Hannah was a member of the Presbyterian church in Winfield. Sheis survived by five daughters; Mrs. S. N. Walker, Morning Sun; Mrs. Bertha McDowell, New London, Mrs. M. J. Hickenbottom, Alameda, California; Mrs. Ollie Oakley, Morning Sun; Mrs. Robert Richardson, Crawfordsville. Also surviving are two brothers, Oscar and Harlan Courter, Winfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Imo Ogg, Mt. Pleasant, and Miss Ruth Courter, Frenchburg, Kentucky. Fifteen grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren also are living. The husband, parents, five brothers, and two sisters are dead.

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