Obit: Babcock, Laura (1828 - 1915)
Surnames: BABCOCK GOODRICH WATERMAN
----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 01/06/1916
Babcock, Laura (12 NOV 1828 - 30 DEC 1915)
Mrs. Laura Babcock, an old resident of Clark County, died at the home of her son Chas. Babcock in this city Dec. 30, 1915.
She was born in New York State Nov. 12, 1828, her maiden name being Laura D. Goodrich. She was married there to Orlando W. Babcock in 1848. About 61 years ago they came to Wisconsin and settled near Easton in Adams Co., where they lived ten years. About 45 years ago they came to Clark County and for many years lived on their farm in Washburn. Mr. Babcock died 12 years ago and most of the time since, she has made her home with her son Charles and family. For many years she was a very strong and vigorous woman, but as old age crept in she gradually grew feebler, but most of the time was able to be about and even to make short trips to visit other relatives. She was given the kindliest care in the home where everything possible was always done for her comfort.; she was also much though of by all the neighbors. She leaves one son, Charles of Neillsville, one daughter, Mrs. Edith M. Waterman of Centralia, Wash.; one son, Rollin D. Babcock, died when a young man. She leaves also four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at the home Sunday, Rev. L.B. Colman officiating.
Relatives from away who were in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Will Wallace and family of Alma Center, Ed Schroeder, Hugh Berg and Chester Finnegan, all of Granton.
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