Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 19, 1973

Submitted by, Glenn S. Piper gpiper@fast.net




Former C.R. Resident Dies at Age 105.
Hattie G. Piper, widow of the Rev. Walter Piper, and a long-time resident of Cedar Rapids, died May 14 in an Ottumwa hospital where she had been a resident since 1965.
She was 105 years old. Born May 27, 1867, in Wauconda, Ill., she was married in Afton in 1892.
Following retirement, they moved to Cedar Rapids in 1923. The Rev. Mr. Piper died in 1930.
Mrs. Piper was a member of the Kenwood Park United Methodist Church. There are no immediate survivors. Services were held Thursday at the Jay funeral home, Ottumwa. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton.


I am submitting the above for your "People in the News" section on your web site in hopes that someone may know of her and her family. I am still trying to find what happened to her two step-children (children of Rev Walter Piper and first wife Emma Buzzard). They were listed in Walter's obituary from Cedar Rapids in Jun 17 or 25, 1930 as follows:
To US as young man to Bangor, Pa Was a Pastor in Re Oak, Parkersaburg, Afton ,and New Ablin (and others). Survived by his wife, sons J P Piper of Cedar Rapids, and Rev William A piper Wauseon,Ohio. Brothers W. H of Easton,Pa,Thomas of Bangor, Pa ,Rev A E of Elyra Ohio. Sister Mary B Jenkins of Bangor, Pa
All my other records seem to indicate the first son should be "John Archie Piper", not "J P Piper", but I have not been able to find what happened to either of them.
Hattie would have been my 2nd Great-Grand-Aunt


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