Contributed by Amy Robbins-Tjaden
Description: Death of Harriet Dean RickettsDate: October 4 1900
Newspaper published in: Minonk
Source: Photocopy of newspaper page
Minonk News Dispatch 4 October 1900
Mrs Harriet (Dean) Rickets died at her home in Eureka, Sept 28, 1900. The deceased, whose maiden name was Dean, was born near Aberdeen, Ohio, June 27, 1813. She removed with her parents to Dearborn Co, Indiana. On Feb. 27, 1831, she was united in marriage with Wm. Ricketts (sic). They came to Woodford county in [illegible] and lived here until 1866 when they moved to Madison Co., Ill., remaining there until 1876, then came back to Woodford county. There were ten children born to them, six of whom are living—Garret and George, in Eureka; Jack, in Peoria; Samuel. In Benson; Sarah Edwards, in Toronto, Mo; Amanda Kent, in Chillicothe, Ill. Mrs Rickets has lived in Eureka for over 25 years. The funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 30, and the remains laid to rest by the side of her husband in Washington, Illinois.