Abigail Fuller[1]

Female 1838 - 1926  (88 years)


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  • Name Abigail Fuller 
    Nickname Aunt Abbie 
    Born 17 Jun 1838  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Possible Arrival in US Abt. 1846  De Kalb County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Arrival Abt. 1855  Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Clear Lake Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1880  Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1900  Ellsworth, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1910  Ellsworth, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1920  Freman Township, Clay County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 81 
    Died 12 Aug, 1926  Dickens, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Funeral 15 August 1926  Ellsworth, Iowa; Jewell, Iowa; Both in Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Prob. 15 Aug 1926  Homewood Cemetery, Ellsworth, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Obituary 19 Aug 1926  The Jewell Record, Jewell, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1952  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2006 

    Family Brinton A. Lakin,   b. 25 June 1835, Pike County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1915, Dows, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1855  Blackberry Station, De Kalb County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    50th Wedding Anniversary 11 Jan 1905  Ellsworth, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    50th Wedding Anniversary 23 Feb 1905  Webster City Journal, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Notes 
    •        An article about the 50th Wedding Celebration of Brinton A. Lakin and Abigail Fuller Lakin was printed on January 13, 1905 in the Jewell Record, Jewell, Hamilton County, Iowa. It reads as follows:
             CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING
             Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Lakin celebrated Their 50th Anniversary on Wednesday
             HAVE LIVED HERE FIFTY YEARS
             Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 1906, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Lakin near Ellsworth occurred the most enjoyable day of the season when they celebrated their fiftieth anniversary of their married life. After greeting the guests Mr. Lakin announced the arrival of the time to surround the table spread with the most abundant provisions that time and money could produce. After dinner old time reminiscences and incidents of the early days of the oldest settlers, many of whom were present, were discussed. Dr. Barkalow, of Ellsworth, was brought forward and with a most interesting talk bestowed Mr. and Mrs. Lakin with the presents.
             Uncle Brint and Aunt Abbie with the kindest thanks shook hands with the guests numbering sixty and many good wishes were mutually given.
             Mr. and Mrs. Lakin were married at Blackberry Station, Ill., on Jan. 11, 1855, and moved to this locality in June of the same year and have resided here ever since.
             There were fourteen children born to them, eight of whom are still living, as follows: Oscar, of Auburn, Sac County; Henry, who lives near Sac City; Melvin who has lived out in the state of Washington for the last 18 years; Ben, who lives north of Ellsworth; Mrs. Addie Stolp, of Jewell; Mrs. Abbie Lakin, of Ellsworth, and Adelia and Glen who still live at home. All the children were at the wedding anniversary Wednesday except Melvin.
             Mr. Lakin was born in Pike county, Penn., on June 25, 1835, and will be 70 years old next June. He is hale and hearty and is as active as most people of 50 years. His folks left Pennsylvania when he was a mere child and came to Illinois where they took a claim 50 miles west of Chicago. Mr. Lakin left Illinois the summer after he was married and came to Iowa and took up a claim in this vicinity.
             Mrs. Lakin was born in Canada in 1838 and will be 67 years old on June 17 next. Mrs. Lakin has not been in the best of health the past few years, but she is still quite active for a lady of her age.
             The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Lakin will hop that they live to celebrate many more anniversaries of their wedding day.
      Following are the name of those present:
      Dr. and Mrs. D. G. Barkalow
      Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lakin
      " " G. L. Lakin
      " " C. H. Sexy
      " " Peter Rushia
      " " A. P. Johnson
      " " S. G. Johnson
      " " O. H. Peterson
      " " Oscar Gorman
      " " George Peterson
      " " D. C. Welch
      " " S. Stolp.
      Mr. H. C. Igou
      Mrs. Henry Staley
      Miss Ora Stolp
      " Mabel Stolp
      " Mearle Stolp
      Mrs. M. H. Brinton
      " Harry Lakin
      " Eveline Oleson
      " John Blair
      " N. P. Oleson
      " Josephine Sanford
      Miss Flora Rushia
      " Ollie Blair
      Mr. Ed Rushia and daughter
      Miss Amy Lakin, Auburn, Iowa
      Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lakin, Auburn, Iowa
      Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lakin, Sac City, Iowa
      Mrs. John Watkins, Anthon, Ia.
      Mrs. Elva Harding, Oto, Iowa
      Mrs. Jennie Hard, Rock Rapids, Iowa
      Mr. and Mrs. Ed Widner and daughter, Des Moines
      Mrs. Laura Norman, Des Moines

      Following is a list of presents:
      Fifty dollars in gold\One extension table
      Two rockers
      One silver berry dish
      One China fruit dish
      Two China cups and saucers
      One gilded flower vase
      One gold cream ladle
      One gold sugar shell
      One gold toothpick holder [BALa 07.]
             A second article on the Golden Wedding of Brinton A. Lakin and Abigail Fuller was printed in the Webster City Journal, 23 February 1905. It reads as follows:
             CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING
             Fifty years of married life in Hamilton county is the record of Mr. and Mrs. Brinson (sic) A. Lakin, of Ellsworth, who recently celebrated their golden wedding at that place. Only a month after their wedding the couple moved to Hamilton county and have made their home at Ellsworth or in the vicinity ever since. The couple are well known to all Hamilton county residents and are numbered among the most popular of the old residents.
             Brinson (sic) A. Lakin married Miss Abigail Fuller at Blackberry, Ill., January 11, 1855. With the spirit of the pioneer the couple set out for Iowa soon after their marriage. They settled in Hamilton, then Webster county, within two miles of their present homestead.
             Fourteen children have been born to them, but six of these they have laid away in the Iowa prairie. Of the eight surviving children all but one, who resides in Washington, were present at the anniversary.
             The old couple, who have spent their lives since June, 1855, in the community, are justly popular among the people of Ellsworth, and bid fair to enjoy their married life for many years longer. [AbgF 02.]

    Married:
    •        Instead of the marriage taking place in Pennsylvania as originally thought, it actually took place at Blackberry Station, De Kalb County, Illinois [DLL]. [AbgL 01.][BALa 07.]
    Children 
     1. Lafayette Lakin,   b. Abt 1856, Clear Lake Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Almire Lakin,   b. Abt 1857, Clear Lake Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Oscar Lakin,   b. Abt 1859, Clear Lake Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Malvin Lakin,   b. Abt 1862, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elisha Lakin,   b. Abt 1864, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Adalade Lakin,   b. Abt 1866, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Henry Lakin,   b. Abt 1874, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Anna Lakin,   b. Abt 1875, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Adelia Lakin,   b. Abt 1876, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Abigail Lakin,   b. Abt 1878, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. Benjamin Lakin,   b. Dec 1879, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Glenn Lakin,   b. Mar 1883, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        In the 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Abigail Fuller is a 23 year old, white, married female. She is married to Brinton A. Lakin. She was born in Canada. She lives with her husband, Brinton, and three children (Lafayette, Almira, Oscar) in Clear Lake Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [BALa 02.]
             In the 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Abigail Fuller Lakin is a 40 year old, white, married female. She is married to Brinton A. Lakin. Her occupation is that of keeping house. She was born in Canada of parents who were born in Massachusetts (father) and Canada (mother). She lives with her husband, Brinton, eight children )Oscar, Malwin, Elisha, Adalade, Henry, Adelia, Abigail, Ben), and a farm laborer, Elmer Harrison, in Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [BALa 03.]
             In the 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Abigail is a 63 year old, white, married female. She was been married to Brinton A. Lakin for 48 years. She has given birth to 13 children, eight of whom are living. She was born in Canada of parents who were born in Massachusetts (father) and Canada (mother). She emigrated to the United States in 1833 and became naturalized in 1847. She reads, writes, and speaks English. She lives with her husband, Brinton, and two sons (Benjamin, Glenn) in Ellsworth, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [BALa 04.]
             In the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Abigail Fuller Lakin is a 72 year old, white, married female. She has been married to Brinton A. Lakin for 55 years. During that time she has given birth to 14 children, eight of whom are living. She was born in Canada of parents who were born in Canada (father - actually Massachusetts) and Vermont (mother - actually Canada). She speaks, reads and writes English. She has no occupation outside the home. She lives with her husband, Brinton, a daughter Anna, and Anna's two daughters, Abbie, Alpha, in Ellsworth, Lyon Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [BALa 05.]
             In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Abigail Fuller Lakin is an 81 year old, widowed female. She reads, writes, and speaks English. She was born in Canada of parents who were born in Vermont (father) and Canada (mother). She has no employ outside the home. She lives with her son, Benjamin, his wife, Nelda, and a grandson, Lloyd in Freman Township, Clay County, Iowa. [BL 02.]
             An Obituary was printed in the Jewell Record, Thursday, 19 August 1926. It reads as follows:
             MRS. B. A. LAKIN DEAD
             Hamilton County Early Pioneer Died Thursday of Last Week at Home of son at Dickens, Iowa
             Mrs. B. A. Lakin, one of Hamilton county's early pioneers and for years known throughout this community as "Aunt Abbie" Lakin, died Thursday afternoon of last week, at three o'clock, at the home of her son, Ben Lakin, at Dickens, Iowa. Death came to her at the advanced age of 88 years after an illness of only three days, resulting from hemorrhage of the brain.
             Funeral service were held at the Ben Lakin home at Dickens Saturday afternoon and the body brought here for burial in the cemetery north of Ellsworth, where he husband is buried. Services were held here Sunday at two o'clock at the home of a granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Christensen, conducted by the past of the Christian church, Rev. Hudson. Services were also held at the Union church at Ellsworth, at two thirty, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Bottom. Music at the service at Jewell was furnished by a male quartet, A. L. Fleenor, O. I. Oppedal, Rev. Hudson, and Ed Pickney. At the service at Ellsworth, Mrs. Leonard Lindebak sang a solo, and songs were sung by a quartet, Mrs. Geo. Peterson, Miss Hanson, A. L. Fleenor, and Harold Olson. The pall bearers were A. B. Reynolds, O. N. Sexe, E. G. Lindebak, O. A. Cragwick, Bennett Granby, and Simon Sogard.
             Abigail Fuller was born in Canada, June 17, 1838, and died at Dickens, Iowa, August 12th, 1926, aged 88 years, 1 month, and 25 days. With her parents she emigrated to DeKalb county, Illinois, when a child of eight years. In the year, 1855 she married Brintson (sic) A. Lakin and with him moved that year to Hamilton county, Iowa. They made the trip overland in the true pioneer fashion of those early days, in a covered wagon drawn by an ox team. They settled northeast of Jewell on the land now known as "Lakin's Grove." there they built their pioneer home, 71 years ago, a typically pioneer hay shanty. For 58 years Mr. and Mrs. Lakin lived in this community, until in 1913 when they went to Dickens, Iowa, to spend the remaining years of their lives at the home of their son Ben. Mr. Lakin passed away two years later, in 1915.
             Shortly after moving to Iowa, Mrs. Lakin united with the Methodist church, and remained a loyal Christian woman throughout her life.
             To Mrs. and Mrs. Lakin 14 children were born. Five children died in infancy and two adult daughters, Elmira and Adelia Wheaton, also preceded her in death. Seven children survive, Oscar Lakin or Ruthven, Melvin Lakin of Moscow, Idaho, Mrs. Addie Stolp of Jewell, Henry Lakin of Royal, Iowa, Mrs. Oscar Wheaton of Ferry, Wash., Ben Lakin of Dickens, and Glen Lakin of Des Moines. She also is survived by 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, two brothers, Tommy Fuller of Hastings, Neb., and E. H. Fuller of Clarion; and a half sister, Jennie Hard of Siseton, S. Dak. All of the children were here in attendance at the funeral services Sunday except Melvin and Mrs. Wheaton; also several of the grandchildren among whom were Mr. and Mrs. Will Igou of Eagle Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Dow Igou of Dowe, and Mrs. and Mrs. P. S. Espeland of Randall.
             A large gathering of friends and former neighbors; including many of those who had known her in the early days of this community, attended the funeral services Sunday to pay her their last tribute of respect. Floral offerings were many and beautiful.
             CARD OF THANKS
             We wish to thank the kind people of Jewell and Ellsworth and community for the tributes of flowers and the kindly assistance and many expressions of respect and esteem for our departed Mother, Mrs. B. A. Lakin. The children. [AbgL 01.]

    Born:
    •        Although the History of the Lakin Family, written by B. A. Lakin indicates Abigail was born about 1840, the actual date is June 17th, 1836. See Abigail Fuller (Lakin), Obituary, "Mrs. B. A. Lakin Dead," The Jewell Record, Jewell, Iowa, August 19, 1926. [AbgF 01.]

    Died:
    •        Abigail was 88 years, 1 month, and 25 days old upon her death. [AbgL 01.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S6365] Lakin, B. A. "History of the Lakin Family from 6 October 1797 to 06 August 1910." Copy of a document supposidly written by B. A. Lakin. [BALa 01.].

    2. [S6366] Lakin, B. A. "History of the Lakin Family from 6 October 1797 to 06 August 1910." Copy of a document supposidly written by B. A. Lakin. [BALa 01.].

    3. [S7741] Abigail Fuller (Lakin), Obituary, "Mrs. B. A. Lakin Dead," The Jewell Record, Jewell, Iowa, August 19, 1926. [AbgF 01.].

    4. [S6367] Brinton A. Lakin household, 1860 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Clear Lake Township, Lakins Grove Postoffice, page 32, dwelling 267, family 294; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 323, image 112. [BALa 02.].

    5. [S6368] Brinton A. Lakin household, 1880 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Lyon Township, ED 105, SD 4, page 232, dwelling 26, family 29; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 342, image 0469. [BALa 03.].

    6. [S6369] Brinton A. Lakin household, 1900 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Ellsworth, Lyon Township, ED 111, SD 10, sheet 23A (180A), dwelling 344, family 348; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 435. [BALa 04.].

    7. [S6370] Brinton A. Lakin household, 1910 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Ellsworth, Lyon Township, ED 120, SD 10, sheet 13B (181B), dwelling 263, family 263; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 404. [BALa 05.].

    8. [S7739] Benjamin Lakin household, 1920 U. S. Census, Clay County, Iowa, Freman Township, ED 35, SD 11, Sheet 9A, dwelling 190, family 192; National Archives micropublication I625, roll 438, image 888. [BL 02.].

    9. [S7746] Abigail Fuller (Lakin), Obituary, "Mrs. B. A. Lakin Dead," The Jewell Record, Jewell, Iowa, August 19, 1926. [AbgF 01.] Brinton is also buried in this cemetery; thus, I assume she is as well. [DLL].

    10. [S7733] Brinton A. Lakin, Obituary, "Death of a Pioneer, Friday 14 May 1915, Webster City Tribune, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [BALa 06.].

    11. [S7743] B. A. Lakin, "Celebrate Golden Wedding," The Jewell Record, 13 January 1905, Jewell, Hamilton County, Iowa. [BALa 07.].

    12. [S7745] Abigail Fuller (Lakin), "Celebrate Golden Wedding," Webster City Journal, 23 February 1905, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [AbgF 02.].


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