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DOUGLAS, Adaline D. (Ewing) 1850-1921


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/17/2022 at 12:06:24

Adaline Demnault Ewing was born in Perry county, Indiana, Dec. 1, 1850, and died at her home in Waukon March 31, 1921, aged 79 years, 3 months and 30 days.

The family came to Iowa when she was about three years old, and settled on what is now known as the old Ewing farm on Yellow River. She grew to womanhood there and in that neighborhood received such schooling and training as was afforded in that early day.

She was united in marriage to David Wilson Douglas Jan. 11, 1867. The living children of this union are James David, Mrs. George Ralston, Alexander Wilson and William Wallace of Waukon, Mrs. Charles Welch of Monana and Mrs. Robert J. Adams of Mendon, Mo. Her husband and one daughter, Addie Agnes, had preceded her to the other life.

Besides the family she leaves two sisters, Mrs. James Chambers of North Platte, Neb., and Mrs. John N. Davis of Waukon, and one brother, Jacob Ewing of Forest Mills, this county. She leaves also fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The home of Mrs. Douglas was a hospitable one. Friends were welcome and were always invited to partake of her hospitality. Even in the last hours of her life she was anxious that those who came to see her should not go away hungry. She loved her family and never was better pleased than when she could gather them all around her table. She was a Christian woman and not afraid to die.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Van Nice, assisted by Dr. Walton, were held at the Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, burial in Oakland cemetery.

~Allamakee Journal, Wednesday, April 6, 1921; page 7 (Waukon Branch columns)


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