The Mount Ayr Record-News
October 26, 1900
DEATH of MRS. AZARIAH STEPHENS
Mrs. Azariah STEPHENS of Clinton township died at 12:10 yesterday morning at the
home of her son-in-law, R. M. BOWLBY of Rice township. She came about two weeks ago to
care for her daughter, Mrs. BOWLBY, who was ill, but took ill herself, and died yesterday
at the age of 74 years.
Mrs. Stephens had lived in the county about 20 years, having come here from Greene
county, Penn. She was a consistent Christian, and a member of the Baptist church. She
was the mother of T. J. and Ross STEPHENS, Mrs. J. F. WRIGHT, and Mrs. R. M. BOWLBY, of Rice
township, and Mrs. J. K. PARSHALL of Clearfield. Her bereaved husband is in his 80th year.
Short services were held at the BOWLBY residence at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon by Rev.
Julius NELSON. The funeral was to be conducted at 1 o'clock today from the late
residence of the deceased. Interment will be made in the cemetery two miles southwest
NOTE: Clarissa "Clara" (STEEL) STEPHENS was the daughter of John STEEL and
Nancy Agnes (BOWEN) STEEL and a sister of John Hemphill
STEEL and Nancy Ellen (STEEL) HERRINGTON. She was the
wife of Azariah STEPHENS.
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