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Agnes Edna Asselstine

Agnes Edna Asselstine[1]

Female 1847 - 1902

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  • Name  Agnes Edna Asselstine 
    Born  28 Jan 1847  Moscow, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1871  Portland Twp., Frontenac, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  1885  Bygland, Polk, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1900  Fisher, Polk, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  13 Feb 1902  Fisher, Polk, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Fisher Bulletin Feb. 15, 1902

      DIED
      Sweet - At the home, just north of the village of Fisher, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1902, Agnes Edna, Beloved wife of E. A. Sweet, Age 55 years and 16 days. Mrs. Sweet was one of the best known and most loved woman in the
      village, knowing everybody and always having a kind word of greeting when meeting people in the street, she became endeared, not only to the younger generation, but also to those of middle age.

      Deceased was born in Frontenac Co, Ont., near Moscow, Jan. 28, 1847, and was married at her home May 29, 1873, to E. A. Sweet. The couple lived at Selby, Ont., the next eight years when they moved to the United States and settled in Polk Co. April 1, 1881, and since then have lived in Bygland and Fisher, The latter few years making this village their home.

      For some months passed Mrs. Sweet had been troubled with diabetes, or Bright's Disease, but up to about ten weeks ago no serious results were feared, and at that time she consulted a physician, but he could give her no
      hopes, for the poison resulting from the disease had so spread through her system that it was impossible to fight successfully. At the time of her death she was all prepared to go, in fact was to leave yesterday for the sanitarium at Battle Creek, Mich., for a course of treatment in hopes of prolonging her life.

      Wednesday she was taken worse and on Thursday morning all hopes were giving up, and she passed away about ten O'clock that morning, Suffering a great deal of pain, but unconscious.

      Mrs. Sweet was a noble Christian woman, a staunch member of the Methodist Church, and one whom it was a pleasure and honor to greet. Always motherly and with a hearty "how-do-you-do," No one realized the pain and sickness their friend was undergoing. Her death is a loss to us all, but no one realized her worth till to late to appreciate the past.

      Beside a bereaved husband, who is well-known through out the county, she leaves a family of four children, Mrs. Mabel Van Leuven, of Moscow, Ont., and Arthur, Cyrus, Miss Edna and Harry, of this village, who will all be here to see their mother to-morrow for the last time, and also as many of her brothers and sisters as possible will be present.

      There was one other child born, Geo. H., who died while a babe in the fall of 1878.

      The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon, Feb. 16, leaving the home at 2 o'clock, going from there to the Methodist Church, and thence to Oak Hill cemetery.

      Everyone in this part of the country sympathize with the bereaved husband and children.
    Buried  Oakhill Cemetery, Fisher, Polk, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I4511  Switzer Family
    Last Modified  8 Nov 2014 

    Father  Benjamin Asselstine,   b. 23 Mar 1812, North Fredericksburgh, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1871, Moscow, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Charlotte Huffman,   b. 1822, Moscow, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1867 
    Family ID  F329  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse  Ephraim Ash Sweet,   b. 22 May 1848, Selby, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1934, Spokane, Spokane, WA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Y  [1
    Children 
     1. Mabel Gertrude Sweet,   b. 10 Mar 1874, Selby, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1960, Kingston, Frontenac, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Arthur Grange Sweet,   b. 23 Feb 1877, Selby, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1952, Spokane, Spokane, WA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Cyrus James Sweet,   b. 12 Oct 1878, Selby, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1915, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. George Hilton Sweet,   b. 20 Mar 1880, Fisher, Polk, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1881, Fisher, Polk, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Edna Amelia May Sweet,   b. 21 Feb 1882, Fisher, Polk, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1936, Spokane, Spokane, WA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Harry Ben Sweet,   b. 11 Oct 1884, Fisher, Polk, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1959, Spokane, Spokane, WA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2142  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1847 - Moscow, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - Portland Twp., Frontenac, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1885 - Bygland, Polk, MN, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Fisher, Polk, MN, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Feb 1902 - Fisher, Polk, MN, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakhill Cemetery, Fisher, Polk, MN, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Agnes Edna Asselstine (large stone) and her son George Hilton Sweet (small stone)
    Agnes Edna Asselstine (large stone) and her son George Hilton Sweet (small stone)

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Peggy Ogan - e-Mail.

    2. [S125] 1871 Canadian Census.

    3. [S490] 1885 Minnesota Census.

    4. [S145] 1900 USA Census.