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Elizabeth Bell (1909)

BELL, MCGOWAN, WILLIAMS

Posted By: Volunteer Transcriber
Date: 7/8/2020 at 11:58:34

The Chief-Reporter
Perry, Iowa
May 19, 1909
Page 7, Column 5

Elizabeth N. Bell was born in Mahaska County, Iowa, December 9, 1870 and passed away at Clarinda, May 7, 1909, aged 38 years, 4 months and 28 days. Her father and mother preceded her about three years ago. She is survived by a brother and three sisters, all of whom were present to attend the funeral. They are George Bell, Dexter; Mrs. C. S. McGowan, Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. C. E. Williams, Perry, and Mrs. Frank Williams, Ames.

The body of the deceased was brought here for interment in the Dexter cemetery and the last sad rites were held at the grave Tuesday forenoon. The services were conducted by Rev. A. A. Thompson of the M.E. church. The services were short and consisted of a song, scriptural reading and a short sermon by Rev. Thompson, which was full of consolation and kind thoughts for sorrowing friends and relatives. He gave a brief sketch of the life of the deceased, who had been an invalid for many years. The primary cause of her affliction dates back to early life. In her youth she was strong, and hearty, but one day while at work in the field with her father she became overheated, since then her life has been constant struggle and one of great trial for the family. She resided with her parents in this community until their death about three years ago when she was placed in the institution at Clarinda for treatment. Hers was a sad life, but now all earthly care with its pains and sorrows is past and she rests in peace in the silent home beside her parents.

“Death is the crown of life—the Prince of Peace.”—Dexter Sentinel.


 

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