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Elizabeth Caroline (Dobbins) Winton

Posted 2015-04-04 by Bobby Dobbins Title
WINTON, Mrs. Elizabeth Caroline
Bent County Democrat, Wednesday, Feb 1, 1922
Transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Winton, Had Been Resident of City for Past Forty

Mrs. Elizabeth Caroline Winton, one of our oldest residents, passed away
at the home of Mrs. Helen Buttner shortly after midnight last Friday.
She had passed her 91st birthday three days previous and her death was
due to the usual infirmities of her extreme age. Funeral services were
held from the First Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon and were
conducted by the pastor, Rev. Duncan MacKenzie. Interment in the Las
Animas cemetery.

Elizabeth Caroline Dobbins was the daughter of [James] Sellers Dobbins
and was born in the state of Illinois on January 24, 1831. She was
united in marriage to John Winton, a veteran of the civil war, who
preceded her in death a few years. Mrs. Winton was one of the pioneer
residents of Las Animas, coming to this city about the year 1882. She
was accompanied by her daughter, Alvira, who later passed away. She
opened a boarding house shortly after coming to this city and conducted
it for some time, after which she followed dressmaking as long as she
was able to do this work. She was a member of the First Presbyterian
church of this city and was always faithful in her church duties and
attendance as long as she was able to go, and only ceased her activities
when the infirmities of old age made it necessary. During the forty
years she lived in Las Animas she was known as a woman of thrift and
industry and her many old friends here will be saddened to know that she
has passed away.