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Gemmill, Mary died 1940


Posted By: IAGenWeb Obituary Volunteer
Date: 3/1/2008 at 23:53:11

Miss Mary Gemmill, a resident of Fayette for many years, passed away Wednesday of last week at the home of Mrs. Nellie Walker.

Although she has been a resident of Fayette for many years, not much was known concerning her. It is thought that she is a native of McGregor. Her occupation during her residence here was that of a seamstress, and many are the people of this vicinity for whom she was employed in that capacity.

Miss Gemmill had been in failing health for several weeks and recently had been staying in the home of Mrs. Nellie Walker. She had passed away several hours before she was found. It is said that she had two brothers, one at Manchester, Iowa, and one at McGregor, both of whom had preceded her in death. The final services for Miss Gemmill were held Friday afternoon of last week, May 14, at the Bellew Funeral Home at 2 o'clock.

~Oelwein Daily Register; May 21, 1943

~Notes: Mary E. Gemmill was enumerated on the 1920 U.S. census, living in Fayette, Fayette co. Iowa. Age 50, single, occupation dressmaker. She was on the 1930 U.S. census, still living in Fayette. Age 65, single, occupation seamstress, dressmaker.


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