Ensign, Gusta Perlina 1864 - 1929
ENSIGN, DAVIS, SIMPSON, PROBERT, GREGERSON, BENTHIN, FABES, ROTHLISBERGER, HALE
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 11/22/2020 at 12:59:26
Clayton County Register, Thur., 23 May 1929.
Gusta Perlina Davis, daughter of Caroline and Henry C. Davis, was born near Volga in Clayton county, March 4, 1864, and died May 18, 1929, at the home of Mr. Ensign's sister, Mrs. J. T. Simpson of Manchester. She was 65 years, two months and fourteen days of age.
She was the second child of a family of five. Mrs. Ensign received her education in the grammar school and high school of Elkader and Strawberry Point and afterwards taught in a number of school districts in this county and for year in Carrol county, Ia.
October 20, 1892, she was united in marriage with Frederick H. Ensign. The ceremony was read in the home she lived in at the time of her death. After their marriage they lived at Farley, Iowa, until 1912, when they moved to Storm Lake and lived for seven years. In 1919 they bought and moved to a farm in this county, where Mrs. Ensign might spend the rest of her life near her only sister, Mrs. John Probert.
One daughter, Ruth, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ensign. at the age of sixteen she went to the home not made by human hands to await the coming of dear ones. In 1913 the Ensigns took a little girl, Ferne, into their home to love and cherish as their own.
Early in life Mrs. Ensign joined the Presbyterian church and had always been an active member, helping the Ladies' Aid and any church societies wherever she lived. She was always a loving mother, a good neighbor and willing to help whenever and wherever she could.
She leaves to mourn her death her husband, F. H. Ensign, one daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Gregerson, Merle and Mervin, one brother, Elmer Davis, of La Harpe, Kansas, one sister, Mrs. John Probert of Volga, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
A short funeral service was held at the John Simpson home at ten a.m. Tuesday in Manchester and the Presbyterian church in Farley at noon. Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery at Farley.
The pallbearers were Will Ewing, John Kerr, John Duff, Tom Duff, Ben Roys and Ernest Probert. The out of town relatives were Mrs. W. O. Benthin of Storm Lake, Elmer Davis of La Harpe, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fabes of Fayette, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Rothlisberger of Elgin, and D. C. Hale of Elkader.
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