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Lydia A. Graves 1825-1890


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 6/9/2021 at 20:16:26

Ottumwa Daily Democrat, Dec. 12, 1890

She Is Suddenly Stricken with apparent Heart Disease.

The many friends of Mrs. H. P. Graves were startled yesterday afternoon with the announcement of her death at 12:25 p.m. yesterday. The summons was very sudden and wholly unexpected, as only a few hours previous she was apparently in good health, with the exception of certain symptoms that indicated heart disease of which her physician had warned her several times. Early in the forenoon she had made a call on one of her neighbors who noticed nothing unusual in her appearance, being happy and cheerful as usual. The final summons came to her while she was engaged in sewing and with her two daughters, Belle and Flora, in the same room with her. At first they thought she was merely suffering from a fainting spell. They quickly endeavored to revive her but their services were of no avail. The attending physician, who had promptly been summoned at the first indication of sickness, said he could do nothing for her, as life had been extinct for several minutes.

Mrs. Graves was born in Alabama, Ohio, in 1825, and was Miss Lydia A. Goddard before her marriage in 1852 to the lately bereaved husband, besides whom there are three children called upon to mourn their loss—Flora, May Belle and William F. The deceased was a strict member of the Methodist Episcopal church to which she belonged nearly all her life. She was a woman of sterling good qualities, ever ready to extend a helping hand to the worthy needy ones, and to anything that tended to advance the cause of Christianity.

Notice of the funeral will be made as soon as the relatives at a distance are heard from.


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