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Pixler, Eliza (Fry) 1824 - 1911


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 12/22/2014 at 12:52:21

Postville Review, Postville, Iowa, Fri., 22 Sept. 1911.

Mrs. James M. Pixler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Fry, was born in Huntington county, Penn., March 11, 1824. When a child she moved with her parents to West Virginia. She was married March 26, 1846, to James M. Pixler, in Fayette Co., Penn. In the spring of 1850 they moved to Clayton Co., Iowa, living in Farmersburg township three years and then moved to the farm in Grand Meadow township, which has since been her home until at three o'clock p.m. Sept. 15, 1911, when she yassed (passed) to her reward, at the ripe old age of 87 years, six months and four days, death resulting from hemorrhage of the brain, she having been in a serious condition since the 20th of last May. Her husband died Feb. 20, 1906.

She was the mother of eight children, four having preceded her to the eternal home. The dead are Elizabeth E. Pixler, Clara Horracks, Emma E. Brewer, Jessie E. Pixler; those surviving are Sarah Larkin, Cherokee, Iowa, Melissa Pixler, Grand Meadow township, who remained on the farm with her mother; Margaret Brownmiller, Cherokee; and Geo. W. Pixler, living on a farm in Grand Meadow. Verne E. Brewer, a grandson, also resided for a number of years with the deceased. She had 16 grandchildren, all living but one; and 17 great-grandchildren, all living but two. Six of the grandchildren officiated as pall-bearers.

She was a member of the Close Communion Baptist Church and always worked for the cause of Christ. She taught her children to remember the Sabbath day as a day of rest and to attend religious worship.

The above is in brief the life history of a pioneer Christian mother, who after four-score years and seven rests from her labors here and has entered the Eternal City to bask forever in the smiles of her blessed Savior. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, a kind friend and neighbor, and her many good deeds will ever be remembered by those among whom she has lived so many years and who mourn that she is no more. And the sincere sympathy of all is with the bereaved family.

The funeral services were held at the Postville M. E. church Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. C. Casper, and were attended by a large concourse of friends who came to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased.

The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.

Interment was made in the Postville Cemetery.

Those from a distance who were here to attend the funeral were - Mrs. Margaret Brownmiller, Cherokee; Mrs. Alice Pixler, Cherokee; Mrs. Harold Brewer, Mason City; Joseph Fay, Volga City.

(NOTE: Her husbands obit, posted on this board, gives her name as Eliza.)


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