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Julia Estella (Armstrong) Dow (1859-1944)


Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 11/27/2020 at 04:08:47

Mrs. James Dow Passed away Febr. 16

Julia Estella Armstrong was born at Belle Isle, New York on March 23, 1859 to Henry Armstrong and Harriett Ecker Armstrong. She passd away at her late home in Sanborn, Iowa, at 8 O'clock p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 1944 at the age of 84 years, 10 months, and 23 days.

Her early education was obtained in the rural school near her New York home. When 18 years of age, she and her parents and family came weest, seeking a change of climate for her mother's health. They settled at Humeston, Iowa, living there ten years, and then came to Sanborn.

On March 19, 1888, she was unite in marriage to James W. Dow at Sanborn. They made their fist home on a farm in Summit township, living there until 1900 when they moved to Sanborn and the family home has been here since. The couple observed their golden wedding in the same community where they were married, having lived in or near Sanborn during all that time. Mr. Dow passed away on November 24, 1941. To their union were born four daughters and two sons. One daughter, Carrie, and the two sons, Raymond and Curtis, preceded their parents in death. Surviving are three daughters, Emma and Shirley, who live in the west, and Susie, at home, who lovingly cared for her mother in her last illness.

Mrs. Dow's chief interest was her home and family. A lover of nature, she obtained a great deal of pleasure from the birds and flowers.

"For my Mother
I would have the rarest blooms,
Dewy, heavy with perfumes,
For my Mother
Blossom spangled fields outspread,
So that where her pathway led
Flowers should their treasures shed
For my Mother."

Services were conducted at her late home at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feburary 18, by Rev. Belden Weikel, pastor of St. Andrew's Methodist church. The text was taken from Matthew 11:28-30: "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, my yoke is easy, my burden is light."

The hymns "Just as I am" and "rock of Ages" wee sung by a laidies quarte, Mrs. Dale Dick, Sr., Mrs. Dick Leamkuil, Mrs. John Ondrejka, Mres. Emery Dummott, with Miss Gladys Barber accompanying. Casket bearers were: Leo Foley, R. C. Sawyer, V.C. Kluss, Wilbur Merriam, and Edwin Zinn and Dale Lorenzen of Hartley. Burial was in the family lot in Roseland Cemetery.

Mrs. Roy Photoplace, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Zinn and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lorenzen, of Hartley, came to attend the services.
In Appreciation

I wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their comforting words and kindly deeds shown me at the time of the illness and death of my beloved mother.

Susie O. Dow

Sanborn (Iowa) Pioneer, 24 Feb 1944, p1


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