August 9, 1917
OBITUARY ~ ARTIE BLANCHE COWELL MATTHEWS
Artie Blanche, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Cowell was born in Ringgold
county, Iowa January 13, 1878. She lived on a farm east of Maloy until she was
ten years of age, when the family moved to Maloy, where she grew to womanhood
and was united in marriage to Alfred J. Matthews. To this union was born one
living child, Marshall.
On Friday, July 20, she was taken violently ill, and was removed to the
hospital in St. Joseph, Mo. where she passed away Sunday, July 22. She leaves
to mourn her loss her husband, infant son, father, mother, three brothers, one
sister and a host of friends.
In early womanhood she united with the Christian church at Maloy under the
ministry of Elder H. E. Van Horn, being one of the charter members of the
church. She lived a consistent Christian life, and her influence will live for
many years. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved
Mount Ayr Record-News
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
Photograph courtsey of Mount Ayr Public Libraray; Maloy, Iowa Centennial History: 1887-1987, p. 150. 1987.
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