Harriet Amelia (Donavan) Hippard

Harriet Amelia (Donavan) Hippard
born July 16, 1846, in Manheim, Pennsylvania
died May 23, 1907, in Dayton, Illinois


Harriet Amelia Hippard, was born July 16, 1846, at Manheim, Lancaster Co. Penna., where she grew up to womanhood. She was married May 2, 1869, to Samuel M. Hippard and lived near Benson, Ill, for about ten years, then moved to near Minonk, Ill., where they lived until February 22, 1907, when they moved to their present home at Dayton, Illinois. Mrs. Hippard was taken sick in July, 1906; her health failed slowly until the end came, May 23, 1907, aged 60 years, ten months and seven days. A number of years ago she joined the Baptist church at Mononk, Illinois. She was a devoted christian and an affectionate wife and mother. Her greatest wish through life was the comfort and happiness of those around her. She was the mother of six children, five are living and one (Lottie) died when three years old. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband Samuel M. Hippard, Hagar, (Mrs. Henry Blottenburger, of Laudisville, Pa.) Walter, Charles, Mary, Laura, (Mrs. Theo. Schroeder of Minonk, Ill.) and seven grandchildren, also a brother and sister living in Penn. She was a great sufferer but bore it all with resignation, her family bears testimony to her character, and her devotion as a wife and mother. “Blessed at the dead who die in the Lord, yea saith the spirit, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them.” The funeral was held at her late home, May 25, conducted by her former pastor Rev. R. Wallace, of Utica, Ill. Interment being made in the Dayton cemetery.1

Hippard, Harriet A - death certificate

Harriet A. Hippard, tombstone

1. Ottawa [Illinois] Fair Dealer, May 31, 1907

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