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PEARSON, Mary A. (Murch) died 1880

PEARSON, MURCH, LYON

Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/29/2005 at 21:22:15

Died - At her home in Hardin, Iowa, Mary Pearson, aged eighty-five years, nine months and twenty-six days.

The deceased was born in the state of Delaware, where she lived until 1817 when she was married to Rev. Richard Lyon, who was a member of the Philadelphia conference of the M.E. church.

Mr. Lyon died in 1822, and in 1823 she was married to Richard Pearson, and resided in her native state until 1829, when, with her husband and family, she moved to Pennsylvania, from whence they moved to Ohio in 1832, and in 1838 they came to Clayton county, Iowa, where they have ever since remained, until last Thursday, when God called her to rest. For the last few months, especially, she felt resigned to God's will, and died in hope of heaven.

She has a husband and four sons to mourn her departure. She was buried from the M.E. church in Hardin on Sunday, the writer conducting the services. C.H.T.

~North Iowa Times, Thursday, March 4, 1880

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Died. At her home in Hardin, Feb., 26th, 1880, Mary A., wife of Richard Pearson, Sr. aged 86 years, nearly. There was a large attendance at the funeral, which took place from the M.E. Church on Sunday, the 29th. Rev. C. H. Taylor preached an excellent sermon from the text, "If a man die shall he live again?" Her four sons were all present. It is the first time they have all been together in twenty-six years. It was arranged by them to meet every Thanksgiving hereafter as long as their father lives. Mr. Pearson moved to Clayton county inn 1838. He is now 81 years old, and as soon as he can arrange his business matters he will go to his son Richard's, at Atlantic, Iowa.

~Postville Review, March 6, 1880

Note: She was my ggg-grandmother. Her maiden name was Murch. Burial is in the Grand Meadow cemetery in Clayton co., just south of the Allamakee co. boundry.


 

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