Jewett, Margaret Matilda (Kearns) 1858 - 1933
JEWETT, KEARNS, GLASS, BOYNTON, SARGENT, WALKER, HEASTY
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/5/2020 at 19:23:16
Clayton County Register, Thur., 23 Feb. 1933. Strawberry Point column.
Funeral services of Mrs. Margaret Jewett, a former resident of this place, but for the past few years residing at Edgewood, was held at the Platt Chapel at Edgewood Sunday afternoon, after which the body was brought here and funeral services were held in the M.E. church conducted by Rev. T. J. Elwick, the pastor. A quartet, composed of Rev. Elwick, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Talcott and Miss Marie Jewell, sang two favorite songs of the deceased, Miss Eva Preston playing the accompaniment. The pall bearers were six grandsons. Interment took place in the Strawberry Point cemetery.
Margaret Matilda Kearns, daughter of John and Agnes Kearns, was born near Montreal, Canada, Dec. 11, 1858, and died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Howard Glass, near Arlington, last Wednesday, after a weeks illness with bronchial pneumonia. When seven years of age the family moved to Iowa, locating first near Cresco and later moving to Monticello. Nov. 8, 1879, she was united in marriage to Wilson Jewett of Monmouth, and for 11 years the home was made on a farm near Central City. In 1899 they moved on a farm near Strawberry Point, where they lived until 1916, when she purchased a home in Edgewood where she and her daughter, Miss Elsie, have since resided. Jan. 10, 1909, Mr. Jewett died. She is survived by the following children: Miss Elsie at home; Mrs. W. A. (Agnes) Boynton and Mrs. Hartford (Nellie) Sargent of Strawberry Point; Howard Jewett of Westgate, and Ralston Jewett of Dubuque; also 27 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, besides two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Walker and Mrs. Lizzie Heasty of Wellington, Kansas, and James Kearns of Backus, Minn., besides other relatives and a large circle of friends.
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