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UNDERHILL, Elizabeth Ann - 1817-1905


Posted By: Colette Miles (email)
Date: 6/14/2017 at 13:32:02

The Cherokee Times, Cherokee, Iowa, November 30 1905

Elizabeth Ann Underhill

Elizabeth Ann Underhill died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Jones, in Cherokee on Tuesday morning, Nov 28th, 1905 after an illness of five weeks at the age of 88 years 6 months 21 days. She was born in Washington D. C., May 7th, 1817. She moved with her parents from that city to Belmont, Ohio, when a child and soon after moved to Guernsy county, Ohio. Deceased, Elizabeth Ann Rollens was married at that place to Samuel Underhill, June 28th, 1832, and with her husband then moved to Murphysboro, Ill., in 1865 and lived there on a farm until 1876, when they came to Cherokee. Her husband died in Cherokee March 23, 1879.
Ten children survive her Mrs. Nancy Jones, Jemima Hitchcock, Ann Souter and J. W. Underhill, of Cherokee, Iowa, Mrs. Jane Boles, of Brownsville, Oregon, S. J. Underhill, of Artesian, S. Dak., Wm Underhill, G. W. Underhill and Mrs. Mary Manus of Murphysboro, Ill., and C. E. Underhill, of Onawa, Iowa.
Mrs. Underhill was converted and became a member of the M. E. church about seventy years ago and remained a member of that church hereafter.
All of her children except Mrs. Boles and Mrs. McManus were present when the summons came. The funeral conducted by the Rev. Gilbert was held from the M. E. church yesterday at 2 p. m. and the interment was in Oak Hill where she rests beside her husband united in death after a widowhood of twenty-six years.

Mrs. Underhill was a woman of strong individuality and a most capable businesswoman caring for her estate with rare ability. She was strong in her devotion to her church and shile for some years she has been too feeble to take a very active part she will be held in loving remembrance by those who in early days were building up the then weak church. "A mother in Israel has departed."


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