Ringgold Record, 1880
Grandma POOR, of Clinton township, wife of Wendell POOR, died on August 3d. She was born January 22d, 1811, in Hawkins county
East Tennessee, and with her parents moved to Indiana in 1818. She was converted to God at the age of ten or eleven years, and
united with the M. E. Church under the ministry of Rev. Geo. RICHARDS. She was married to the husband who now mourns her departure,
on November 10, 1840, in Jackson county, Indiana, and with him came to Ringgold county on October 10, 1854, and in which she lived
until her Heavenly Father called her to join the heavenly hosts in glory. She was attached to and loved the doctrines of the M. E.
church, and her house was the preacher's home. For near three score years she had endeavored to serve the Master. On being asked by her
weeping husband a few minutes before her departure if "the waters were chilly," she replied, "No, that God was with her." She
leaves a husband and several children who sorely lament their loss. A large assembly were in attendance at the funeral services
[with interment at Blockton Cemetery, Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa].
NOTE: Thirza (WEDDLE) GUTHRIE POOR was the daughter of Daniel WEDDLE (1777-circa 1828) and Mary Delilah (WALLING) WEDDLE (1782- ?).
Thirza (WEDDLE) married first Samuel GUTHRIE and they were the parents of at least four children: Ruth, Sarah E., Leannah,
and Mary GUTHRIE.
Thirza (WEDDLE) married second Wendall POOR (1799-1884) and they were the parents of at least six children:
Thomas Brooks, Lydia, Susan, Amanda, Eveline, Ellenor GRAHAM, and Mehetible MERRILL.
Wendell POOR, Thirza's second husband, was born December 27, 1799, Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the son of
John POOR (1775-1819) and Hannah A. (CHUTE) POOR (1780-1872). Wendell married first February 21, 1822 to Elizabeth WEDDLE
(1801-1840) and they were the parents of at least ten children: Samuel Miller, James Harrison, John, Hannah, Eliza HOWES,
Alvin, Martha REYNOLDS, Mary, Lewis Harrison, and Daniel Weddell POOR. Wendell died in Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa,
on December 6, 1884 with interment at Blockton Cemetery, Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa.
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