RUFUS TUPPER CARRISMARY JANE BROOKS

JAMES EDWARD ROWEROSETTA MELVINA CARRIS

MABEL WINIFRED ROWE

f a m i l y
Children with:
WALTER LOREN FAGEN

Siblings:
Harvey Evers Rowe
Earl C Van Fossen

Children:
WALTER JUNIOR FAGEN
Myron Edward Fagen
John Everett Fagen
Wallace Lee Fagen
Burrell Buster Fagen
Mabel Margaret Fagen
Donald Gaile Fagen
MABEL WINIFRED ROWE
  • Born: 17 Nov 1886, Keota, Iowa
  • Married 28 Feb 1906, Keokuk County, Iowa, to WALTER LOREN FAGEN
  • Died: 7 Nov 1971, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Reference: Geneology of John Smith Carris Family, Published 1954, Washington, Iowa

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    Miscellaneous Memories/Notes
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    Walter always gave Mabel cash to buy groceries. She would frequently save a little of it and stash it all around the house -- in socks, under matresses, under the dining room table, etc. When the depression hit, that extra money came in handy. Ann bought the table after Mabel died and also used it to stash extra cash, but it didn't work as well for her because she'd remember the cash was there and spend it.

    From: Ann Kirkove & Charlotte Fagen

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    Walter and Mabel had a dairy business in the Keota area. In fact, Charlotte Fagen remembers Walter Junior taking her along on the milk delivery route before they were married. She enjoyed his company -- thought he was funny. I think she said something about him making up songs. Anyway, when refrigerators became available, Walter and Mabel purchased one on credit. It was a nice big one to use with the milk business. (Charlotte remembers it.) When the depression hit, it became difficult for their customers to pay for the milk, and Walter and Mabel worried constantly about being able to make the payments on the refrigerator. They determined never to buy another thing on credit.

    From: Margaret Poole & Charlotte Fagen

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    When Walter Loren died, Mabel had a very difficult time conducting business because nothing was in her name. She didn't even have a driver's license. In order to begin establishing credit, she went with Margaret to Des Moines where she applied for a department store credit card and made a purchase. As soon as she returned home, Mabel wrote out a check and sent it in to pay off the balance on the new card!

    From: Margaret Poole

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    In Memory of
    MABEL W. FAGEN

    Born
    November 17, 1886, near Keota, Iowa

    Entered Into Rest
    November 7. 1971, at Iowa City. Iowa

    - SERVICES FROM -
    The Christian Church
    Keota, Iowa
    Wednesday, November 10, 1971
    1:30 o’clock

    - MINISTER -
    Pastor Burton W. Barber
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    - ORGANIST -
    Mrs. Boyd Stoutner

    - SOLOIST -
    Mr. Douglas Powell

    - CASKET BEARERS -
    Talbert Tadlock - Bruce Stoutner
    Robert Schreurs - Warren Carris
    Harold Hagist - Dudley Gretter

    - INTERMENT -
    Keota Cemetery

    Powell Funeral Home


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