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Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette – January 19, 1889 – Life’s Labor Ended

Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette, January 19, 1889

Life’s Labor Ended

Monument, Colo., Jan. 12. This morning our little city was thrown into a state of gloom and sadness by the announcement of the death of Mrs. Sara M. Bonnet, wife of Dr. W.M. Bonnet. A week ago she contracted a severe cold which developed into an attack of pneumonia. Dr. Reed of Colorado Springs was called, but on arriving at her residence he pronounced her case beyond human skill. Calmly and peacefully she passed away at 10 o’clock on Friday night.

Mrs. Bonnet was a victim of that fell disease consumption. She came to Monument in the summer of 1881 and derived so much benefit from the change of climate that her husband sold out his business at Oskaloosa, Iowa, and took up a permanent residence here in 1882. But the dread disease had too firm a hold upon here, and the change gave no promise of a final cure. Mrs. Bonnet was a kind-hearted lady, a devout Christian and a tender and loving wife and mother. To attempt to depict the woe of her husband and child would be a base sacrilege.

Sara Moretta Bonnet was born on September 17, 1851, and at the time of her death her age was 37 years, 3 months and 11 days. Her husband and her only child, a son, survive her. The funeral will take place from her late residence at 10 o’clock Sunday. The interment will be at Colorado Springs.