Lenox Time Table
Thursday, August 31, 1933
OBITUARY ~ MARY ELVIRA ROGERS HARTMAN
Mary Elvira Rogers, daughter of John and Edith Rogers, was born July 22nd, 1860, in Thorntown, Indiana, and departed this life while she was peacefully sleeping in the early dawn of August 26th, at her home in Clearfield, aged 73 years, 1 mo., and 4 days. At the age of six years she came with her parents to Washington County, la., where she received her education and grew to womanhood. She was united In marriage to Mr. Albert Hartman in Kalona, Iowa, January 8th, 1882, and the next year they moved to a farm which they had purchased near Fontanelle, Iowa. In 1892 they decided to take up the mercantile business, so left the farm, and after residing several places located in Clearfield, Iowa, October 29th, 1899, and spent the remainder of their lives here
To this union two children were born; Lawrence E. and Viola Eva, the daughter passing away May 11th, 1912. On March 12, 1895, the husband and father departed this life. Before moving to Clearfield Mrs. Hartman was a member of the Presbyterian church, but later united with the Clearfield Christian church. She was a loving mother and sister, and her neighbors and friends will miss one who was always ready to give a cheering word and lend a helping hand . She leaves to mourn her death, her son Lawrence and wife, who so tenderly cared for her; three sisters, Cynthia Rogers of Chicago,Illinois; Mrs. E. L. King of Riverdale, Nebraska; Mrs. O. K. Knox, also a brother, J. Wilson Rogers, Kearney, Nebraska. the parents and two brothers preceded her in death. A number of nephews, nieces, and other relatives and a host of friends will cherish her memory.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 o'clock in the Christian church, her pastor, Rev. Phillip Nystrand, officiating. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery A quartette, J. R. Crew, Mrs. J. R. Crew, Mrs. J, D. Barrans, and Donald Green sang and pall-bearers were: Dr. J. Swan, Truman Hidlay, Gene Baxter, Archie Deweese, Simon Jarvis, and Sylvester Mann.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, December of 2011
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