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  Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
September 8, 1921

OBITUARY ~ MARY E. (SENDLEY) PARKHURST

Mary E. Sendley daughter of Daniel and Mary Sendley was born in Buffalo, New York, Jan. 1st 1845 and departed this life at Maloy, la. at the home of her daughter Clara, Sept. 3rd, being 76 yrs, 8 mo. and 2 days old.

She moved with her parents to Erie, Penn. where she lived until March 5th 1864, when she was married to Jonathan Parkhurst and soon after their marriage they moved to Knox Co. Ill., where they remained until 1867 when they moved to Ringgold Co. la. and settled on Section 20 on the State road where they resided 3 years when they moved to their old home place on the County Line, where they lived until 1897 when they moved to Maloy and there made their home until the last few years when in failing health, they ceased housekeeping and have since made their daughter Sadie.

Mrs. Parkhurst was a kind and devoted wife und mother, and will be missed by all who chanced to know her, for her friends were numbered by her acquaintances.

To this union were born 9 children, 3 of whom died in their younger years. She leaves to mourn beside her husband, six children: Ettie of Colorado, Lois and Margaret of Nebraska, John and Sadie of Clearfield and Clara of Maloy; also 19 grandchildren and a host of friends.

Services were held at Maloy Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Howe on Monday, Sept. 5th. Interment in Platte River Cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, November of 2011

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