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Esther Ellen Amos Floyd 1871-1966


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 8/9/2010 at 23:17:08

Mrs. Ellen Floyd Dies

Mrs. Ellen Floyd, 95, a long-time Estherville resident, died yesterday at Holy Family Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Reese-Henry Funeral Home.

Rev. Rawlin Johnson of the Estherville Union Baptist Church will officiate, and Rev. Herman Frey of Wells, Minn. will assist.

The former Esther Ellen Amos was born May 2, 1871, on a farm near Center Point. She was the daughter of James and Mary Cagley Amos.

She lived in the Center Point area until July 1, 1888, when she was married to William Floyd, also of Center Point. They moved to Estherville where she resided until her death.

She had two sons, Charles, who has not been heard from since 1939, and Emmet who died in 1918 shortly after he was inducted into the service. Her husband died in 1930.

During World War II, Mrs. Floyd was an active Red Cross worker. She was also a member of the Union Baptist Church, a Gold Star mother, and a member of the Service Star Legion for many years.

Though nearly blind, she had hemmed more than 10,700 towels for the blind program since 1953.

Pallbearers will be Simon Frey, Oscar Lungren, Robert Stevens, Elmer Thom, Dr. William Bois, and William Ellis.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from today until time of services Tuesday. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 19, 1966)


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