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Lucy Rhine (Mathis) Humbert (1845-1927)

HUMBERT, LITTLE, MATHIS, MATTHIS, TODD, WALL

Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 7/1/2017 at 21:41:00

The Adams County Union-Republican
Corning, Iowa
December 1927

Mrs. Peter P. Humbert passed away Tuesday, December 27, at the home of Mrs. P. V. D. Little, after a brief illness at the age of 82 years and 22 days. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Corning at 2:00 p.m. Friday conducted by Rev. V. G. Anderson of Nevada, Iowa, assisted by Rev. E. S. Menoher, burial was made in Oak Hill Cemetery in the family lot.

Lucy Rhine Matthis, [Mathis] daughter of Letha Jane Todd and Littleton Matthis [Mathis] was born December 5, 1845 in Andrew County, Missouri. She came to this county with her fatherís family when she was 15 years old. She was married to Peter P. Humbert January 1, 1862 at Queen City by Rev. Walter Craig. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Humbert; Charles Joshua, who died at the age of two, John Littleton, deceased, Mrs. Emma Little of Corning, Iowa, and LeRoy A. Humbert of Gary, South Dakota, Bertha A. Humbert, deceased, and Dr. Eugene Humbert of College Station, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Humbert began their life together when she was only 16 and he was 21 years in a little log cabin one mile southwest of Corning among the trees on the bank of the Nodaway River. When the railroad was built it came near their home and while Mr. Humbert helped in the grading, Mrs. Humbert was busy preparing meals for many of the laborers. In those days Indian bands were frequent and many a red skin was made feel more friendly after having been fed at the Humbert home.

From this early day until her death she has lived in Jasper township within sight of Corning with the exception of three years in California. For forty years her home was just south of Corning where she celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary January 1, 1922 just before Mr. Humbertís death in February. She united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Corning in 1808 and was a faithful member until July 1920, when with her husband they became members of the Adventist Church where she held membership at the time of her death.

In August 1927, she was able to attend a family reunion at Excelsior Springs, Missouri, where she met over 100 of her fatherís decendants [descendants], she being the only one of her fatherís immediate family present. Since the death of her husband she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. P. V. D. Little. Besides the 3 children mentioned she is survived by one brother, Isaac Matthis {Mathis] of Virginia, who is 80 years old and one half brother, Littleton Matthis [Mathis] of Dallas, Texas; 5 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren and other relatives and many friends. Besides the two sons, those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Walls of Lincoln, Nebraska and L. C. Matthis of Ottawa, Kansas.


 

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