April 29, 1920
Obituary ~ Anna Melissa Hamilton Hidlay
Anna Melissa Hamilton was born April 27th, 1842 in Allegheny Co.Penn., and
departed this life April 26th 1920, near Clearfield, aged 77 years, 11 months
and 29 days. She was married to David Hidlay, September 22nd, 1859. They moved
to Carroll County, Illinois in the spring of 1862 and in the spring of 1881
they moved to Ringgold County, Iowa, where they have since resided.
To this union seven children were born; two died, in infancy, those remaining
are: Annis. Mrs. Jos. Phillips and Cora wife of W. F. Morey both of Hay
Springs, Nebraska; John, Trumann, and Jennie wife of Geo. Hicknell all of
Canada; one sister, Mrs. R. J. Boys of Metamora, Ill., one brother, M. M.
Hamilton of Clearfield.
Mrs. Hidlay was converted at an early age and united with the Methodist
Episcopal Church. She was a faithful member till the time of her death.
A short time before her death she told her children she was going home to
She leaves today five children, seventeen grandchildren and 3 great
grandchildren besides a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Rev. Douglass in change. The sermon was from the text, "Rejoice, and be
exceedingly glad for great is your reward in Heaven."
The church was crowded with the friends assembled to do honor to the memory of
this good woman. Interment followed in Clearfield Cemetery where she was laid
by the side of her husband so recently gone before.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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