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Fannie DePew
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson

October 9, 1935

Asthma of Heart Fatal to DeKalb County Woman at Home of Daughter
   Mrs. Fannie DePew,  aged eighty-nine years, passed away Wednesday morning at 2:30 o’clock at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. D. Cook two miles north of Garrett.
     Despite her advanced years Mrs. DePew was not ill until Sunday when she was stricken with asthma of the heart.
     Born in Lincolnshire, England, March 30, 1816, Mrs. DePew came to this country with her parents when she was six years old.  The family settled in New York State but Mrs. DePew had resided in DeKalb County in Richland and Keyser townships and Auburn for seventy-five years.  Her husband, Samuel DePew, a Civil War veteran whom she married in 1866, died in June 1910.
     Surviving are four children, Three besides Mrs. W. D. Cook are Mrs. John E. Cook of Hammond, Mrs. Belle DePew of Cleveland, O. and Perry DePew of northwest of Garrett.  There are also two brothers, Abe Mason of two miles east of Auburn, and Geo. Mason of Harlan; fourteen grandchildren and twenty eight great grandchildren.
     Mrs. DePew was a member of the Auburn Methodist Episcopal church.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at former church northwest of Garrett, with burial in Union cemetery.