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Uriell, Sarah A. RN 1879-1950


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 2/26/2015 at 07:47:39

Cedar Rapids Gazette, Thur., 23 Nov. 1950.

Iowa Deaths:

Elkader- Miss Sarah A. Uriel, 71, died Wednesday. Services 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic church.


Added by S. Ferrall 2/28/2015:

Miss Sarah A. Uriell, a prominent and widely known northeast Iowa registered nurse, died at her home in Elkader on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m. following an illness of several months duration. Miss Uriell had been in failing health the past two years, and when her condition became critical, she was taken to St. Mary's hospital at Rochester, Minn., for treatment on Oct. 29. She remained a patient there until Nov. 17, when she was returned to her home here, and her death resulted a few days later.

Miss Uriell was the daughter of James and Sarah Shulte Uriell, pioneer residents of Clayton county and closely identified with the early history of Read township. She was born on the Uriell farm in Read township on January 11, 1879, and grew to womanhood there.

In 1900, following the death of her father, Miss Uriell, with her mother and sister, Miss Regina Uriell, came to Elkader to make her home, so she has been a resident of this city for the past 50 years.

In 1906, Miss Uriell entered Mercy hospital in Chicago, at that time an affiliate with the medical school of Northwestern university, to take nurse's training. During the course of her training she worked with doctor John B. Murphy, one of the surgeons of Chicago, and was one of his special nurses. She graduated with honors from the hospital June 4, 1908.

In 1910 she returned to Iowa, and on April 8 of that same year she passed the Iowa state medical board examination for nurses and was admitted to practice her profession in the state of Iowa. For the past 40 years she has been actively practicing all through northeastern Iowa, and has an outstanding record for her proficiency and exceptional ability in her profession.

Funeral services for Miss Uriell were held from the Witt funeral chapel on Saturday morning, Nov. 25, at 9:30 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic church with the Right Reverend Monsignor B.H. Skahill, pastor of the church reading the Requiem High Mass. Serving as the principal Acolytes at the Mass were Dan and Pat Miehe, great-nephews of the deceased. The pall bearers were four nephews, Daniel Uriell, Lloyd Meier, Edward Boland and John Hoover, and two cousins, John Miller and Loren Frommelt.

Burial was made in St. Joseph's cemetery.

Miss Uriell is survived by three sisters, Miss Regina Uriell and Mrs. Celia Kelleher of Elkader and Mrs. Ella Glennon of Rochester, Minn., and one brother, J.C. Uriell of Elkader and several nephews and nieces. Her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Molly Kanno of Minot, N. Dak. and Mrs. Catherine Regan of Elkader and a brother, Wm. P. Uriell of Garnavillo, have preceded her in death.

~Clayton County Register, November 30, 1950


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