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BLOUGH, Estelle 1869-1939


Posted By: Merikay Mestad (email)
Date: 8/22/2009 at 19:02:50

Mrs. A. P. Blough, wife of the pastor of the Waterloo Church of the Brethren, who was born here and spent all her life in Black Hawk county, died at 9:30 a. m. Thursday at her home, 1315 Grant avenue, of paresis. She was 69 years old.

Mrs. Blough had been a semi-invalid for 30 years. She had been bedfast for nearly a week.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p. m. Saturday in Petersen Brothers’ chapel, and at 2 p. m. at the Church of the Brethren, Seventh and South streets.

The rites will be in charge of the Waterloo Ministerial association, of which Rev. Mr. Blough has been a member since its organization and president for several years.

Sermon by Rev. O. M. Yaggy.
Rev. Lew C. Harris, pastor of Central Christian church, president of the association, will preside. The sermon will be by Rev. O. M. Yaggy, pastor of First Evangelical church, Cedar Falls.
Among others who will have parts in the service are Dr. Frank W. Court, district superintendent of the Methodist church; Dr. J. Richmond Morgan, pastor of First Congregational church, and Rev. Albert Lyle Drake, pastor of First Baptist church.

Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.

Was Born in Waterloo.

Estelle N. Van Schaick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Van Schaick, was born in Waterloo, Nov. 24, 1869. When she was 6 years old her mother died and she was taken into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob J. Schrock of Orange township, where she was reared.

At the age of 18 she went to live in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lichty of Eagle township.
Miss Van Schaick was married to Rev. Albert P. Blough, Sept. 24, 1891, to the Lichty home. They have lived at 1315 Grant avenue since 1901, when the residence was built.

Taught in Sunday School.
Mrs. Blough devoted her energy to her church and Sunday school, where she taught classes until her health became impaired; and to her home and flower garden.

Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Miss Marguerite Blough, teacher in East High school, and two sisters, Mrs. A. L. Long, 104 Randolph street, and Mrs. Ida Heath, Marshalltown, ia. Another daughter, Ethel Marie, died in infancy.

--“Mrs. A. P. Blough Dies; Brethren Minister’s wife,” Waterloo daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa (19 Jan 1939) w/picture.


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