Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
January 4, 1907
MRS. POTTORFF DEAD
Aged resident and pioneer passed away yesterday, Lotts Creek township Mrs. Garrett [Cynthia (HERRON)] POTTORFF died yesterday morning at the
family home in Lotts Creek township, having been unable to recover her strength often breaking the force of an attack of
Mrs. POTTORFF was 78 years of age and had been a resident of the county for about fifty years. The family is
one of the best known in that part of the county.
Mrs. POTTORFF's aged husband survives her, as do eleven of their
children. A number of children had come from distant states and had spent some time at their Mother's bedside, going
home only a few days ago. The living children are Mrs. J. W. MANNERS of Alvo, Neb., Mrs. Catherine McANINCH, Mrs. Annie
KINDER of St. Joseph, Missouri; Mrs. Eliza CELA of Grand Island, Neb.; Mrs. Lizzie JOHNSON of Caledonia, Iowa; John
POTTORFF of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Amanda LEONARD, near Lamoni, Ia.; Mrs. Wilson, MOSES and Joseph POTTORFF, who live
near the parental home.
The funeral is to be held at 2 o'clock today from the Ringgold Church conducted by the Advent
Christian Pastor of Hickory Grove. Interment will be made in Ringgold Cemetery.
Mrs. POTTORFF was a consistent menber
of the Advent Christian Church and was respected and loved by her wide circle of acquaintances.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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