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CHESTER, Elizabeth 1852 - 1925

CHESTER, MCKEMEY, WILSON

Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/25/2020 at 22:56:04

"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Monday, October 26, 1925
Front Page, Column 3

MRS. S. J. CHESTER DIED EARLY TODAY
End Came To Old Resident After Weeks of Suffering
Funeral Wednesday

Mrs. Elizabeth McKEMEY CHESTER, wife of S. J. CHESTER, died this morning at 2:35 oclock at the home after a three weeks' illness. Funeral services wll be held at the home, 302 West Broadway, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 oclock. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.

Mrs. CHESTER had been in ill health for two years, and confined to her bed for three weeks. She had been unconscious since Thursday night.

She was born August 25, 1852 in Jefferson county, the daughter of Alison and Cynthia McKEMEY. She married Mr. CHESTER Dec. 4, 1879. She lived all her life in this county.

She is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. R. J. WILSON.

In her early life Mrs. CHESTER was devoted to music and sang at many public events. It is said that she had her sister Mrs. WILSON sang at more funerals than probably anybody else in the county, she singing alto and Mrs. WILSON soprano. Mrs. CHESTER, all her life was especially kind and considerate of the poor, the afflicted and the aged, and always was engaged in some little act of mercy or kindness. She was a prominent member of the Woman's Improvement association in its flourishing days, and a long time member of the P. E. O.

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"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Tuesday, October 27, 1925
Front Page, Column 6

CHESTER FUNERAL IN CHARGE OF DR. SCOLES

Dr. H. B. Scoles, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the funeral rites of Mrs. S. J. CHESTER, who died at 2:30 oclock yesterday morning.

The services will be held tomorrom (sic) afternoon at the home, 502 West Broadway, at 2:30 oclock. Interment will be at Evergreen cemetery.

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"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Thursday, October 29, 1925
Front Page, Column 6

MRS. S. J. CHESTER IS LAID TO REST
Funeral Services Were Held at the Late Home Yesterday Afternoon

The sun came out kindly yesterday for the funeral of Mrs. S. J. CHESTER who died Monday morning after an illness of three weeks. The services were held at 2:30 oclock at the late home, 302 West Broadway, and were conducted by Dr. H. B. Scoles, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A profusion of beautiful flowers, tributed from friends here and at a distance, covered the casket and overflowed to stands and tables, giving a beautiful setting for the service. Dr. Scoles made a feeling talk and Miss Cora Ball and Mrs. L. W. Van Nostrand sang three songs, "Rock of Ages," "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," and "Nearer My God to Thee."

At the grave the flowers had been banked at one side and nearly the whole lot was carpeted with greenery. The pallbearers were: Wilson Heflin, Dr. Chester Fordyce, Edward Peterke, James Hammer, E. G. Fligg and Ray Maxwell.

A large number of friends attended the services.

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"The Weekly Ledger Journal"
Fairfield, Iowa
Thursday, October 29, 1925
Page Seven, Columns 6 and 7

MRS. S. J. CHESTER DIED EARLY TODAY
End Came To Old Resident After Weeks of Suffering
Funeral Wednesday

From Monday's Ledger--

Mrs. Elizabeth McKEMEY CHESTER, wife of S. J. CHESTER, died this morning at 2:35 oclock at the home after a three weeks' illness. Funerals ervices will be held at the home, 302 West Broadway, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 oclock. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.

Mrs. CHESTER had been in ill health for two years, and confined to her bed for three weeks. She had been unconscious since Thursday night.

She was born August 25, 1852 in Jefferson county, the daughter of Alison and Cynthia McKEMEY. She married Mr. CHESTER Dec. 4, 1879. She lived all her life in this county.

She is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. R. J. WILSON.

In her early life Mrs. CHESTER was devoted to music and sang at many public events. It is said that she and her sister, Mrs. WILSON, sang at more funerals than probably anybody else in the county, she singing alto and Mrs. WILSON soprano. Mrs. CHESTER all her life was especially kind and considerate of the poor, the afflicted and the aged, and always was engaged in some little act of mercy or kindness. She was a prominent member of the Woman's Improvement association in its flourishing days, and a long time member of the P. E. O.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Buried in Lot Old.P.188. Husband Simpson J. CHESTER died about six weeks after she did, and is buried with her.


 

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