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Galbraith, Mrs. George (Mary Ellen) 1855-1930


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 1/7/2018 at 19:28:29


Funeral services for Mrs. George Galbraith, who died last week Monday at San Antonio, Tex., were held at the old Galbraith home on east State street Sunday afternoon at 2:30, and the body was placed in the receiving vault at Riverview for burial in the spring. Mr. Galbraith, who has been seriously ill most of the winter, was unable to come to Algona for the funeral, and the body was accompanied by Arnie Peugnet, brother of Mrs. Galbraith.

Mrs. Galbraith was born November 5, 1855, at St. Catherine, Ontario, and came to Algona in 1867 with the William Cordingleys, with whom she made her home. When she was 21, she married to Mr. Galbraith.

Many years ago they built the home on east State street, which was then one of the show places of Algona, and they lived there till 20 years ago, when Mrs. Galbraith became troubled with asthma and had to go to Texas for her health.

The home was later sold to Mr. Galbraith’s brother John, who lived there until his own death a few months ago. Because the house was the old home, it was George Galbraith’s wish that services be held there.The house was crowded for the last rites.

Death was caused by asthma and complications.

Besides Mr. Peugnet, Mrs. Galbraith is survived by Mrs. S.E. McMahon, Algona, and Mrs. Grappotte, San Antonio, sisters. The Galbraiths had no children.
Mr. Galbraith is under a nurse’s care.

Source: Kossuth County Advance, January 30, 1930
Buried at Riverview Cemetery, Kossuth County
Galbraith, Mary Ellen – Born Nov. 5, 1855; Died Jan 24, 1930


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