Services for Mrs. Emma Parrish, widow of the late W. O. Parrish, pioneer Clarke county physician, were held at 2:00 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon from the Webster Funeral Home. Rev. C. C. Miller of the Church of Christ officiated, and interment was made in Maple Hill cemetery. She was 94 years old.
Emma Moore Parrish was born in Logan, Ohio on September 4, 1848 and had spent most of her life in this county, coming with her husband to Hopeville soon after their marriage at Pella in 1868. She passed away Tuesday, February 16. Dr. Parrish preceded her in death August 30, 1928.
Five children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Parrish, and two of these remain to cherish the memory of their parents. They are Maude Parrish of Osceola who devoted her life to the care and companionship of her father and mother; and Guy Parrish of Sheridan, Wyoming. William, Earl and Myrtle preceded their mother in death.
Besides the children, she is surved by one grandchild, Mamie Pirtle of Des Moines; five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, David Lee who made his home with Mrs. Parrish.
She became a member of the Christian church at Hopeville and later transferred her membership to the Osceola church where she has remained a faithful member and worker for 46 years.
Her interests were broad during her active years and until very recently. She was a tireless worker in the Woman's Relief Corps, the Eastern Star and Rebekahs, besides in her church and home. Because of her varied interests and her life of service she will long be remembered by a host of friends and neighbors.
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W. H. Petrie
Pioneer Resident Here Dies at Age of 92 Years
Death came Saturday at his home in Osceola to Wm. H. Petrie, an early day settler in this county and one of the oldest living residents of Osceola. He had just passed his 92nd birthday six days before his death on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Mr. Petrie came to Clarke county nearly three-quarters of a century ago and had witnessed the growth of this community from a few scattered houses along the railroad line to its present size.
He had enjoyed excellent health in recent years despite his advanced age, and had kept his mind alert to the happenings in the community and the changing conditions of the world. He was able to read without the aid of glasses and until last year had enjoyed daily walks up town.
His health started falling last June and he had been ill much of the time since. He had been bedfast the past month.
Funeral services are being held this afternoon in the First Methodist church in Osceola. Rev. Frank Jacobs officiating, and burial will be in the Maple Hill cemetery under the direction of the Lamoree Funeral Home.
Mr. Petrie was born at Fort Plane, N.Y. on Feb. 7, 1851, and came to Iowa to make his home when a young man twenty years of age, after a brother and brother-in-law had purchased land in this territory. The C.B. & Q railroad at that time extended only as far as Afton, and Osceola was but a small village. In 1878 he was united in marriage to Miss Christena Wilcox, daughter of a Clarke county family, in the Methodist church that stood where the present church now stands.
After engaging in farming for many years, Mr. and Mrs. Petrie moved to Osceola into the home he occupied at the time of his death. Mrs. Petrie passed away in 1933.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. L. V. Farley of near Osceola; Mrs. Inez Forney who has made her home with her father for several years; Mrs. Fred Kingsley of Northome, Minn; and one son, George Petrie of Osceola.