The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1926
OBITUARY - TILNESS MACKEY
Tilness MACKEY, son of George and Matilda MACKEY, was born at Marietta, Ohio, in 1849. When he was two years old
his parents came to Iowa and settled near West Point in Lee county. In 1875 he was married to Miss Julia BALDWIN
at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The following year they came to Ringgold county and with the exception of three or four years this
county has been their home ever since. Four children were born to them - Sadie Ellen, who died in infancy; Lillie, who
died at the age of twelve; Virgel Guy, and Mrs. Art PAYNE, who survive him. Two grandchildren, Roy and Troy, were a great
comfort to the deceased during the latter years of his life. Besides the wife there are four brothers who survive him.
Charles of Kellerton; Ira, who lives in Nebraska; Elias, in South Dakota; James F., of Gravity, Iowa. One sister and
four brothers have gone on before him.
Mr. MACKEY was a man of quiet demeanor, diligent, and home loving. His death
followed about six months of suffering which he endured patiently. His passing was on Wednesday after a night of unusual
pain.Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our gratitude and appreciation of the many kindnesses
of friends and neighbors during the illness and death of husband and father; also our thanks to the choir who sang so
comfortingly at the funeral.
MRS. JULIA MACKEY.
MRS. ART PAYNE.
NOTE: Julia (BALDWIN), wife of Tilness MACKEY, was born in 1852, and died in 1936. They were interred at Rose Hill
Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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