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Blairstown Press; October 1, 1937
Mrs. E. A. Tozier Called Suddenly Lifelong Resident Of This Community Dies Saturday
Elmira Tozier

Mrs. Edgar A. Tozier, 79, lifelong resident of the Blairstown community, died suddenly at her home here Saturday forenoon at 11:15. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. Although not in robust health for several years, Mrs. Tozier had not been ill and was up and about her home until a few minutes before her death.

Elmira Rice, daughter of Esther and Edmund Rice was born May 18, 1858 on a farm northeast of Blairstown. She was married Dec. 24, 1878 to Edgar A. Tozier, also of Blairstown. On Dec. 24, this year, the couple would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Tozier was the mother of four children whom with the husband survive. The children are: Mrs. Clara Isham of Dunseith, N. D., Mrs. Myrtie Hurst of Vinton, Mrs. Edna Hoyt and Kenneth at home. She also leaves two brothers Albert Rice of Blairstown and Hall Rice of Marshall, Wis., and also five grandchildren.

The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church in Blairstown for many years. She was a loving mother and a kind neighbor and will be missed by many friends.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. J. C. B. Peck officiating. Two beautiful songs, "In the Garden" and "The Old' Rugged Cross" were sung by Eleanor Gibbs with Mrs. Pete Thode as accompanist. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery south of town.
Submitted on Jul 16, 2006 by
John Shuck, jshuck@rocketmail.com

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