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Obituary of Mrs. Rebecca B. Wolcott

Rebecca Banning Webb was born in Johnson, Trumbull county, Ohio, August 14, 1814, and died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. F. A. Armitage, on March 23, 1907, aged 92 years, 7 months and 9 days. She was the eldest of a family of six children and survived them all for many years.

At the age of 23 she married Joseph H. Wolcott of West Farmington, Ohio, living there more than forty years and bearing to him five children – one dying in infancy and the eldest, Col. Harlan P. Wolcott, at Topeka, Kansas, one year ago.

The living ones are Mrs. Amoret Roseman of Fremont, Neb., Darwin B. Wolcott of Garfield, Kan., and H. G. Wolcott of this city. Since the death of her husband Oct. 25, 1886, she has lived with her children in Nebraska and Kansas until July 1904, when she came to live with her son in Decatur.

Mr. Wolcott left with her body on Monday for burial at Garfield, Kansas, by the side of her husband and eldest son, according to her desire.

She had great affection for her children, but her patriotism was so strong that she freely consented to all her sons serving in the army. For seventy years she has been a member of Congregational churches. Her death was peaceful and painless, not from sickness, but failing simply from extreme age. – Republican, Decatur, Mich.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Thursday, December 01, 2005 02:49:16

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