Obit: Steigelman, Etta M. (1882 - 1935)

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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 1 Mar 1936

Steigelman, Etta M. (4 DEC 1882 - 2 DEC 1935)

(The copy for this obit was in the left column of the paper and some letters were chopped off, so paraphrasing or question marks indicate unreadable portions)

The following obituary is taken from the Abilene, Kansas Daily News and will be of interest to many Dorchester (Clark Co., Wis.) friends of Mrs. L.E. Steigelman.

"Etta May Hawks was born in the town of Hoard, Clark Co., Wisconsin, Dec. 4, 1882, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Hawks, and passed away at her home near Detroit, Kansas, Dec. 2, 1935, at the age of 52 years, 11 months and 29 days.

After completing her schooling she taught in Wis. public schools for eleven years and continued to maintain an interest in educational work and she also gave much of her time and effort to Christian service.

At the age of 18, she was converted and joined the Congregational church, becoming a loyal, devoted member in all of its activities.

She was united in marriage to Luther E. Steigelman on June 27, 1912, at which time they moved to their new home in Cokyer, Kansas, residing there for fourteen and a half years.

While there she joined the First Baptist Church, taking active effort in Sunday school, church and W.C.T.U. work in the community. She held offices as Sunday school superintendent, secretary and president of the County Council of Christian Education, and country representative of the W.C.T.U. at its annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

In 1926 they moved to their present home north of Detroit. They did not forget the church and immediately they transferred their membership to the First Baptist Church of Abilene. She was again a faithful member to Christ and His church. In the Sunday school she served as superintendent for several years, a teacher in the Junior Department, a member of the choir, president of the Women’s Union and was also active in the local W.C.T.U., giving her time as secretary and president.

She leaves an influence which will bear the fruit of a labor of love. To know her was to love her. She was always willing and ready to help everyone in need. Her departure will be sadly felt in the home, the church, and community, the sick room and wherever sympathy was needed.

Those who mourn her home going are her husband, two brothers, E.A. Hawks of Curtiss, Wis., and Ira Hawks of Galesville, Wis., nieces, nephews and a host of friends who sorrow but not without hope.

Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Abilene, Dec. ? at two o’clock with Rev. Charles ? officiating. "The City Foursquare" and "Abide with Me" were sung by the choir during the services, and "Shadow" was sung as a funeral solo."

The many Dorchester friends of the Hawks join us in offering deepest sympathy to the mourning ones.

Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Hawks of this vicinity and Ira Hawks of Galesville, Wisconsin attended the funeral services at Abilene, Kansas. The Helping Hands sent floral tributes.

1900 Federal Census, ED 21 Hoard & Green Grove township, Clark, Wisconsin, United States pg.: 1, sheet letter: A, family # 9

Ettie M Hawks, single, white, female
Household Members
head Milo Hawks M 60 (Jul 1840 Wisconsin)
wife Lettie E Hawks F 56 (Sep 1844 Wisconsin)
son Emmet A Hawks M 23 (Apr 1877 Wisconsin)
daughter Ettie M Hawks F 18 (Dec 1882 Wisconsin)
boarder Harry Williams M 12 (Oct 1, 1888 Wisconsin)
boarder Elias Williams M 18 Wisconsin
boarder Olaf Williams M 14 Wisconsin

1920 Federal Census, Trego, Kansas

Etta M Steigelman, white, married female
father's birthplace: Wisconsin
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin

Household Members
self Luther E Steigelman M 63y Pennsylvania
wife Etta M Steigelman F 37y (Dec 1882 Wisconsin)
Lettise E Hawks F 75y Wisconsin



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