OBITUARY - MARY ELIZABETH HOCKETT
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth HOCKETT passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph DAUGHENBAUGH, at Trego [MT], on July 1, 1937, at
the age of 78 years, 7 months and 15 days, death following a lingerling illness.
Mary Elizabeth McMASTERS was born November
16, 1858, at Howard, Indiana, and there grew to young womanhood. At the age of 16 she moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John McMASTERS to Salem, Iowa, where she was married to Geo. HOCKETT on December 28, 1880. She and her husband made their
home at Salem until the spring of 1885 when they moved to Redding, Iowa. There they spent the next fourteen years, moving in
February, 1909, to Hale, Mo. Eight years later, in the spring of 1917, they moved from Hale and located at Havre, Mont., and
spent the next six years there, returning in 1923 to their former home, Hale, Mo. There they made their home until the death of
the deceased's huband, which occurred on Jan. 18, 1929.
In June, 1930, the subject of this sketch moved to Trego and since
made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ralph DAUGHENBAUGH, and family, until the time of her death.
Deceased has taken an
active part in church work all her life, having united with the Methodist church at the age of 16.
Besides her husband, one son,
Clyde, and two daughters, Imo, and Mrs. Ed. AMICK, preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn her loss, five sons: Raymond of
Kahoka, Mo.; Guy and Albert of Harvre, Mont.; Lester of Tina, Mo.; and Wayne of Fort Madison, Iowa; two daughters: Mrs. Earl
SEATON, Verndale, Minn; and Mrs. Ralph DAUGHENBAUGH, Trego; 30 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Edgar
McMASTERS of Glen Rock, Wyoming, Allen McMASTERS of New Meadows, Iowa; and John of Salem, Iowa; one sister: Mrs. Martha
THOMPSON, of Salem, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at the Trego Congregational church at two o'clock in the afternoon,
Saturday, July 3, Rev. WILCOX officiating. The remains were then shipped to Redding, Iowa, where funeral services were
held at the M.E. church at two o'clock, Sunday afternoon, July 4, Rev. WARRIOR officiating. Interment was made in the
cemetery at Redding, Iowa.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2010
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