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GLEASON, Mary Ann Elizabeth (Taylor) 1866-1936


Posted By: Monica
Date: 5/10/2012 at 14:08:26

I am not related and have no further information, this is taken from an old scrapbook that belonged to Mrs. Clara (Jones) McCartney


Funeral services for Mrs. C. H. Gleason were held at the schoolhouse in Elk Valley, Monday afternoon in charge of the Rev. E. L. True. Burial was in the Elk cemetery.

Mary Ann Elizabeth Taylor was born in Elk township, Clayton county, Iowa, June 26, 1866, and passed away near the place of her birth on Oct. 3, 1936, having attained the age of 70 years, three months and seven days, and having spent her entire life in this vicinity.

On March 4, 1883 she was united in marriage to Charles Henry Gleason. To this union were born wight children. One son Franklin, died Dec. 5, 1902.

There are left to mourn her loss, five sons and two daughters: Clarence of Dubuque, Jess of Edgewood, Henry of Greeley, Mrs. Rose Barger of Strawberry Point, Carl of Greeley, Grace and Claude at home. Also two brothers, Tom and John Taylor in Wisconsin; and two sisters, Mrs. Cynthis Fisher of Waterloo and Mrs. Esther Gill of Fargo, N.D. There are 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and many other relatives as well as a host of friends who will greatly miss her. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1917. In 1918 she was baptized by Rev. C. H. True, and united with the Congregational church in Edgewood.

On July 24, 1935 a fall resulted in a broken knee from which Mrs. Gleason suffered until January, 1936. When nearly recovered from this injury it bacame apparent that a disease had claimed her, from which she never fully recovered. She bore her afflictions uncomplqiningly, and was fully prepared for the final summons. Everything that it was possible to do was done for her comfort and relief from suffering.
She was a good mother. She was fond of flowers. Her Christian life is well known and needs no eulogy. Found in her Bible, printed on a slip of paper was this favorite verse from the prophet Jeremiah: "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh, is there anything too hard for me?" This indicates her implicit faith in God and her reliance upon Him at all times, a faith that found constant ecpression in her life.


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