[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Marieta Douglas Rankin 1867-1920


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 8/31/2010 at 21:36:34

Mrs. W. A. Rankin Died Early Tuesday Morning
Had Been Sick for Several Weeks – A Well Known Lady Who Was Highly Respected

The whole community was saddened Tuesday [October 5, 1920] morning when it became known that Mrs., Marieta Rankin, wife of Mr. W. A. Rankin, had passed away at the Coleman hospital early that morning following an illness of many weeks, first of smallpox and then of a renewed complaint of her old complaint, gallstones. Mrs. Rankin had lived in this city with her family for twelve years and in the country near Dolliver and at Armstrong since 1901.

She was an active member of the Service Star Legion, the Royal Neighbors lodge of the Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Rankin was in the prime of life, being but 53 years of age [prox dob 1867]. She was born in West Branch, Cedar county, where she lived until moving to this county, and where she was married to Mr. Rankin, November 3, 1885.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, eight children, Charles, Mabel (Mrs. Harry Heffelfinger), Glen, Fred, Osborn, Ralph, Louise and Blanche; also four sisters, Mrs. Byron Aylesborth of Carlisle, Mrs. P. B. Harlan, Mrs. Wm. Myrkle, Mrs. Roy Reiter, all of Marion and two brothers, E. E. Douglas of Cedar Rapids and Sylvester Douglas of Sioux City.

Funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, and the body laid to rest in the Oak Hill cemetery.

The Service Star Legion will attend in a body. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 6, 1920)


Emmet Obituaries maintained by Lynn Diemer-Mathews.
WebBBS 4.33 Genealogy Modification Package by WebJourneymen

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]