Source: - Aledo Democrat
31 July 1917
Josephine HARTWIG, second child of George and Amelia Tolle Hartwig, was born in New Boston, Illinois, January 14, 1861, and departed this life at her home in New Boston on Monday evening, July 23, 19l7, at 7:00 o'clock, aged fifty-six years, 6 months and 9 days. On December 22, 1886, she was united in marriage to F.C. Dixon. To this union was born one son, Earl, and two daughters, Florence and Estelle, all of whom are left with their father to mourn the death of one so dear. She also leaves one sister, Miss Kate Hartwig, one little grandson, Clifford Earl Dixon, and three nephews, Paul and Gail Hartwig of New Boston, and Carl Reynolds of Redwod Falls, Minnesota. Her father and mother, one sister, Emma, and brother, Louis, preceded her in death. Her relatives, together with a host of friends, will sadly miss her in the years to come. She won many friends, to whom she was true and steadfast by her kindly and agreeable ways. Her greatest pleasure was in her home and ministering to her family. She was a member of the Eastern Star lodge, No. 204, New Boston Chapter. Funeral services were held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. W.L. Barnes of Mason, Illinois, former pastor of the M. E. church here assisted by Rev. A.A. Waters, being in charge of the services. Rev. Barnes spoke from the text "We Look Through a Darkened Glass." Miss Florence McKown presided at the piano. The large gathering, from far and near, with the profuse offerings of flowers, attested to the love and esteem in which deceased was held by all who knew her. Interment was in the New Boston cemetery. Card of Thanks We wish to express our sinere thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted us at the time of our recent bereavement in the loss by death of our beloved wife, mother and sister. F.C. Dixon and Family.