Florence B. (1891 - 1925)
Surnames: VOSKUIL HAWKS
----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Wis.) 10/01/1925
Voskuil, Florence B. (13 DEC 1891 - 27 SEP 1925)
Mrs. Jess Voskuil, whose maiden name was Florence Berdina Hawks, a daughter of Ira S. and Lucy Hawks, was born at Curtiss, Clark County, Wis., Dec. 13, 1891 and died at her home in Baldwin, Wis., Sept 27, 1925. She was married to Jess Voskuil, June 20, 1923. A son, Galen, was born to Mrs. Voskuil, Sept. 4, 1925. From this date she has been gradually losing strength until the closing of her life on Sunday evening last.
Mrs. Voskuil was a graduate of the Dorchester High School, class of 1907. Following her graduation she spent a year at the Northwestern Collegiate Institute at Sherry, Wis., and then two years at Northland College at Ashland, Wis.; she then spent five years as a teacher in the schools of Wis., three of them being in her home town school at Curtiss.
The happiest year of her school life and the one which did most in shaping and giving direction to the splendid character she bore was that spent at Northwester Collegiate Institute. She united with the Congregational Church when fourteen years of age, afterward became affiliated with the Presbyterian Church at Abbotsford, and then brought her letter to the Presbyterian Church of Baldwin, of which she has been an active, faithful member.
A sister's death by drowning, June 8, 1922, was a most trying ordeal for Mrs. Voskuil and left its effect indelibly stamped on her mind and did much to deplete her physical strength and bring about the inevitable end.
The sympathy of the entire community is felt for Mr. Voskuil and the little motherless lad she is leaving. Aside from her immediate family, there is left to mourn her untimely death, her father, mother and two brothers, as well as a host of friends who appreciated and prized the many splendid qualities of her Christian character.
Funeral services were held from her home in Baldwin on Tuesday afternoon at three thirty o'clock, and at the Congregational Church in Curtiss at two o'clock on Wednesday, both services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. S. Genung of Baldwin. She was laid to rest in the local cemetery at Abbotsford, Wis.
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