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Michael M. Markley 1846-1921


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/31/2010 at 14:15:36

A Worthy Resident is Summoned
M. M. Markley Called to Rest After Long Sickness
Here Nineteen Years
Funeral Services From Methodist Church Last Monday Afternoon

M. M. Markley, a resident of this community for almost twenty years, passed away at the home of his son in this city last Saturday after an extended illness. Mr. Markley was well known to the people of Estherville being associated with his son A.M. in the implement business for a number of years. He was respected and honored by all who knew him. Some four months ago he was confined to his bed by a stroke of paralysis and was an invalid in the closing days of his life. Mr. Markley was a booster for the city in his quiet unassuming way, always ready to help a worthy cause. He will be greatly missed by his circle of friends. Following is the obituary as handed us by the pastor:

M. M. Markley was born in Williamsburg, Dundas County, Ontario on March 5, 1846 and died at the home of his son, A. R. Markley in Estherville, Iowa, July 23, 1921, at the age of 75 years, 4 months and 18 days.

Having come to the States when a young man and settled in Iowa he was united in marriage to Miss Alice E. Sellers of Storm Lake, Iowa, September 23, 1880. To this union were born six children, two having died in infancy and a third, a son having died in a railroad accident about eleven years ago.

Mr. Markley has lived more that fifty years in Iowa and since 1902 in Emmet county. His wife passed away during the year of 1908 since which time he has made his home almost wholly with his son, A. R. Markley. For some time his strength and health have generally failed and about four months ago he suffered a stroke and has since been confined to his home and bed. Although he fought bravely and with great determination he was unequal to the task and on Saturday morning after a great struggle he yielded up the contest to that grim reaper who has no respect for persons. He passed away leaving to mourn his death his three children, A. R. Markley, Earl Markley and Mrs. Walter Schultz, three grandchildren and many other relatives around Storm Lake and Schaller together with a host of friends wherever he has lived and been known.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist Episcopal church on Monday afternoon with Rev. J. W. LaGrone in charge. Burial of the body was made in Oak Hill Cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 27, 1921)


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