Adaliza Elizabeth (Evans) Humbert Straughan (1854-1910)
DAVIS, DAY, EVANS, GERALD, HUMBERT, JARARD, RIDPATH, STRAUGHAN
Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 5/4/2017 at 11:54:51
The Adams County Free Press
May 14, 1910
Death of Mrs. Straughan.
Mrs. A. M. Straughan died at her home south of Corning, Saturday morning, Arpril [April] 20, at 5 o’clock, aged 56 years and 10 days.
Ada E. Evans was born in Clarkville, Clark county, Indiana, April 20, 1856 (1854). At the age of 2 years she came with her parents to Lucas county, Iowa, where they lived one year then moved to Adams county, locating on a farm near Brooks May 1, 1857, where she lived with her parents until 16 years age.
She united in marriage to Joseph Humbert July 4, 1870, and they made their home on a farm one mile south of Corning. To this union was born one child Mrs. F. E. Gerald of Brooks, Iowa. After the death of Mr. Humbert April 6, 1873, she again lived with her parents, near Brooks, until November 26, 1874, when she was united in marriage to A. M. Straughan and they moved to the farm south of Corning. To this union two sons were born, Aug B. Straughan, of Seibert, Colorado, and Curt Straughan, of Corning.
At the age of 18 years she united with the Church of Christ at Brooks, of which she was a faithful member till death.
She passed away April 30, 1910, at 5 o’clock a.m. at her home south of Corning, leaving a husband, daughter, two sons; a sister, Mrs. O. F. Davis, of Camargo, Okla; and two brothers, Joseph O. Evans, of Creston, Iowa, and Charles M. Evans, of Straw, Mont., to mourn their loss. Mrs Straughan made may friends in Adams county during her long residence here and she will be remembered by all who knew her as a kind friend and neighbor and a patient sufferer during her long sickness.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, at the Christian church in Corning, conducted by Rev. I. H Fuller, of Lenox, a former pastor of the Christian church in Corning, and interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. The Royal Neighbors had charge of the service at the grave.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were J. W. Straughan, of New Sharon, and Mrs. James Jarard, of Oskaloosa, brother and sister of Mr. Straughan; Charles Ridpath, of Creston, and Ira Day, of Council Bluffs, nephews of Mr. and Mrs. Straughan. A. B. Straughan, of Colorado, visited his mother twice recently, but was called home about a week before death and did not attend the funeral.
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