Vinton Review; May 23, 1918
Mrs. Robert Quinn
Mrs. Robert Quinn was taken sick last Monday as she was washing. Her left hand began to feel numb and the numbness spread rapidly up the arm and down the spine. In an hour she was unconscious and lived just 48 hours. She had seemed rather dazed at times before this feared paralysis. The doctors pronounced her trouble paralysis of the nerves of the heart and stomach.
Ruth Angaline Wilcox was born March 26, 1852, in Elkhart county, Indiana. She married Elmer Maxon in 1868. Miss Dora Maxon was a daughter born to this union. On May 8, 1888, she was married to Robert Quinn. One daughter came to this union but died in infancy. Mrs. Quinn was a member of the Methodist church and a devoted christian. She was a good mother to the six children of her husband. The six children are John C. Shellsburg; Belle and Minnie, Chicago; Cora, Grinnell' Alma and Constance, Shellsburg. She is also survived by her husband and daughter, two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Kellogg and Mrs. Margaret White of Jefferson, Iowa, and a host of friends. The funeral was held at the home May 17th, Rev. Hawn officiating, and interment was in the McBroom cemetery beside her daughter Lucille.