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Sarah J. Taylor Rutan 1849-1910


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/7/2010 at 23:31:27

Mrs. Rutan Dead
Died at Cherokee Tuesday Afternoon, March 15th
Burial Here on Friday
Was Early Resident of this County Mr. Rutan was Clerk of Courts Several Years
The funeral service of Mrs. Sarah J. Rutan was held in the Methodist church last Friday forenoon. A goodly number of sympathizing friends, and members of the local Rebekah lodge were present. Rev. Benjamin Franklin was the officiating minister and the closing service at the cemetery was impressively conducted by the sister Rebekahs.

Miss Sarah J. Taylor was born in LaSalle county, Illinois, in 1849, and was united in marriage with Josiah D. Rutan in 1868. In 1880 they moved to a farm near Armstrong, and to Estherville in 1887, where they made their home until the death of Mr. Rutan in 1894, since which time Mrs. Rutan had been an invalid. Three children and two brothers survive her to mourn her departure, Mrs. Orpha Barnhart, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. W. T. Brewer, Alexandria, S. Dak.; Fred Rutan, Sumas, Washington; Adelbert Taylor, Braceville, Illinois;, and Charles Taylor, LeMars, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Brewer were the only members of the immediate family could be present at the funeral.

Mrs. Rutan is remembered by many of the older settlers of this county. Her husband, who died in 1894, was clerk of the district court here for several years and died while holding that office. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, March 23, 1910)


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