[We have a spelling conflict here. John Hannah's obit and the Catherine J. Hannah obit lists the spelling as "Seton", yet all references for Catherine's father Ebenezer and children spell the name "Seaton". Not knowing which obits to believe I'll leave Catherine spelled differently from the rest of her family. -Jay Weston Hannah Nov 26 2005]
Ref. WFT #7-459
Salem News April 17, 1924
Catherine Seton Hannah, daughter of Ebenezer and Barbara Seton was born in Claremont county, Ohio Oct. 14, 1834, and passed to her reward at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Pickard, April 7, 1924 at the age of 89 years, 5 months, and 18 days. She was the last of 12 children to pass to her reward. She has been greatly afflicted for over two years, but being of a cheerful disposition always thinking of others, her declining days were spent with christian fortitude. She is now enjoying the peace and rest that remains for the people of God and where she is united with her loved ones.
Her girlhood days were spent at Yellow Springs, Ohio. She was united in marriage with John Hannah in 1851, and in 1854 they came to Iowa, where they shared the privations of pioneer life until the passing away of the husband twelve years ago. She was the mother of nine children four of whom are living - Frank, Robert, Mrs. Jenny Pickard of Henry county and John W. of Morning Sun, Iowa. Three daughters and two sons preceded her to the home beyond. She also leaves 13 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren.
When young she united with the Christian church. Later she transferred her membership to the Methodist church, and continued a faithful member of that church until called to her reward.
The funeral services conducted by T. S. Pool and the pastor Rev. James, were held at Donaldson chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9. The casket which was covered with beautiful flowers was tenderly carried by her five grandsons, Raymond and Leo Hannah, Leslie, Owen and Dewey Pickard and Lawrence Hunting. Interment was at Salem, by the side of her husband. T.S.P.
[The following is from a physical newspaper obit clipping in my father's memoires and photo collection. Newspaper and publishing date unknown. It conflicts with the obit above! I've marked the conflicts in the text here. -Jay Weston Hannah Nov 26 2005]
Catherine J. Hannah
Catherine Seton, daughter of Ebenezer and Barbara Seton, was born in Clermont county, Ohio, October 19 [conflict!] 1834. She was the last of twelve children to pass to her reward. At the age of six years she went to reside with her oldest sister and attended school at Yellow Springs, Ohio.
In her girlhood days she united with the Christian church and later transferred her membership to the Methodist church where she was an active and faithful worker. In 1851 she was married to John Hannah, coming to Iowa in 1854, and together they shared the hardships of pioneer days. Her husband proceeded her in death 12 years ago having lived together for sixty-one happy years. Her home was her sanctuary, a devoted mother and helpful neighbor.
Nine children came to bless this union viz: Frank, Robert and Mrs. Harlan Pickard of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; John W. Hannah of Morning Sun, Iowa; George, Martha, Mary, Owen and Anna, deceased. She is also survived by thirteen grand children and nineteen great grand children.
She passed peacefully to sleep, aged eighty-nine years, five months, and eighteen days on Monday April 7, 1924 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Jennie Pickard where she received the most tender and loving care. She has been greatly afflicted for over two years, but being of a cheerful disposition, always thinking of others, her declining days were spent with Christian fortitude. She is now enjoying the peace and rest that remains for the people of God and where she is reunited with her loved ones. Funeral services were conducted at Donnellson chapel, April nineth, by Rev. T. S. Pool of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
The casket which is covered with beautiful flowers was tenderly carried by her five grandson's, Raymond and Leo Hannah, Leslie Owen and Dewey Pickard and Lawrence Hunting. Internment in the east cemetery by the side of her husband at Salem, Iowa.
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