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Mary Elizabeth Felkey Neville 1852-1936


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/15/2010 at 00:25:06

Mrs. Neville Pioneer Lady of Estherville Passes Away

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Neville, another pioneer woman of Estherville, passed away last Friday [August 21, 1936] afternoon at one o’clock after a long period of failing health. She was eighty-four years of age.

Mrs. Neville came to Estherville with her husband, O. Neville, in the years of 1882. Mr. Neville was engaged in the grocery business and for years was a leading business man of this city up to the time of his retirement. He passed away in 1929.

Mrs. Neville was a fine mother and very devoted to her family and her home work. She was a wonderful neighbor and was beloved by all. For many years when a small boy up to high school age, we played in the Neville back yard with the boys of the family and we well know what a motherly woman she was. It’s the boys who remember and all the boys of that neighborhood could never forget her kindness and her thoughtfulness of all our faults.

Mrs. Neville was born on January 21, 1852, at Rock Island, Ill. She was united in marriage to O. Neville on December 28, 1871. To this union three sons and three daughters were born. George Neville and Ernest Neville have passed on. Robert is in Burbank, Calif., and the three daughters, Mrs. L. Lough, Mrs. G. H. Morse and Mrs. K. V. Turner still reside in this city.

The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. K. V. Turner. Officiating was David Wade of the Christian Science church. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, August 26, 1936)

Pioneer Woman is Called
Mrs. Mary Neville Passes Away After Long Illness; Funeral Service Saturday at K. V. Turner Home

Death came Friday at 1 a.m. to end the long illness of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Neville, 84, pioneer resident of Estherville. Mrs. Neville had been failing rapidly in health for six months. Prior to her last illness she had been about showing remarkable strength and agility for one of her years.

Almost continuously since 1882, Mrs. Neville and her family have been residents of Estherville. She was born January 21, 1852, near Rock Island, Ill., the daughter of Daniel and Florinda Felkey. She was married to O. Neville December 28, 1871, near Osage where Mr. Neville was employed.

After their coming to Estherville, they lived here with the exception of three years, from 1903 to 1906, when they made their home in Fort Dodge.

Mr. Neville passed away in 1929.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Turner, and were conducted by David Wade, of Fairmont, Minn., a reader in the Christian Science church.

Pall bearers were John Greig, Russell King, of Milford, Robert Morse, of New York City and Richard Turner. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Surviving are one son, R. W. Neville, Burbank, Calif., three daughters, Mrs. Lorenzo Lough, Mrs. G. H. Morse and Mrs. Kenneth Turner of Estherville, twelve grandchildren, Mrs. Russell King, of Milford, Mrs. John Greig, Estherville, Chauncey Morse, Buffalo, N.Y., Richard, Robert and Gail Morse, New York City, Fern Neville, Burbank, Calif., Kenneth Turner, Peoria, Ill., Richard Turner, Estherville, Harold Lough, Visalia, Calif, Emerald Lough and Miss Frances Lough, Los Angeles, Calif.

Two sons George and Ernest Neville preceded their mother in death. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, August 25, 1936)


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