Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Taylor County, Iowa
August 30, 1942
OBITUARY ~ EMMA AGNES (SMITH) HAYES
Emma Agnes Smith was born to Ann and Michael Smith, on Feb. 2, 1871, and died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Teply near Mt. Ayr on Aug. 7, 1943
[paper says 1943, but it is in the 1942 paper], at the age of 71 years, 6
months and 5 days.
Her girlhood life was spent in the Taylor and Ringgold counties, On April 11,
1893 she was united in marriage to James F. Hayes at Maloy.
They came to make their home on a farm 2 miles southeast of Lenox. To this
union five children were born. They are Verna Phillips and Gertrude Toland of
Lenox; Dessa Teply of Mt. Ayr and Ralph and Arthur of Cedar Rapids.
In 1914 her husband's health failed and they moved to town. He preceded her in
death on June 30, 1918, leaving her with part of her family to raise
In 1937 she went to Michigan to live with her son, Arthur. In January 1941
they came back to Lenox and the last years has been spent in Cedar Rapids.
She leaves to mourn her loss her five children, 3 grandchildren, one great
grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. R. B. Dodge of Oakland, Calif. and Mrs. Mary
Higgins of Des Moines, and also a number of nieces, nephews and other
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Walsh at St. Patrick's church in
Lenox, Ia. at 10 o'clock, Monday August 10. Interment was made in Fairview
cemetery in Lenox.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, May of 2011
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