Margaret Kirby Saddoris (1829-1903)
Posted By: Barry Mateer (email)
Date: 9/4/2017 at 11:09:00
Mrs. Henry Clay Saddoris
Margaret Kirby was born in Indiana March 1, 1829. In childhood, she moved with her parents to Illinois. She was united in marriage to Henry Clay Saddoris March 7, 1847, moved to Iowa in 1853 settling on a homestead north of Osceola, Fremont Township, where they lived until death called them away.
To them were born twelve children – six sons and six daughters, one having died in infancy and one in 1895, Mrs. Catherine Williams. The rest are all living.
Mrs. Saddoris was converted and joined the M.E. church in Illinois. After moving to Iowa, she united with the M.P. church at Fremont. She was a faithful Christian until death that occurred at her late residence March 1, 1903, at the age of seventy-four year, the husband having preceded her almost a year.
Funeral services were held at Fremont Church, March 3, conducted by the undersigned. Nearly all the children were present and a large concourse of sympathizing friends. May the Lord bless the bereaved ones.
The Osceola Sentinel, March 5, 1903
Clarke Obituaries maintained by David Dinham.
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