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Mary J. Crow Sidles 1850-1929


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/19/2012 at 02:04:14

Mrs. J.D. Sidles of Huntington to be Buried Friday
Mrs. James D. Sidles, 78, a resident of Huntington for 38 years, died Tuesday [January 15, 1929] night from pneumonia. She has been active until a month and a half ago. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the home and at 1:30 at the Huntington church, the Rv. Mr. Muller in charge. Burial will be in the East Side cemetery, Estherville.

Mary Sidles was the widow of James D. Sidles, a civil war veteran who died several years ago. Children who survive her are Harry W. of Estherville, John of Huntington, Bert of Oakes, N.D., and Jess of Grantsburg, Wis. One sister, Mrs. Phoebe Ness of Walnut, Ia., also mourns her death.

Mrs. Sidles was born Oct. 31 [25], 1850, in Illinois [Pennsylvania]. Thirty-eight years ago she moved to Huntington from Boaltiac [Pontiac], Ill. (Estherville News, Estherville, IA, January 17, 1929)

Funeral Held at Huntington for Mrs. J.D. Sidles
Funeral services for Mrs. James D. Sidles, 78, who died last Tuesday from pneumonia, were held Friday afternoon at the home in Huntington and at the Huntington Methodist church. The Rev. O.P. Mueller was in charge. The singers for the services were a group of young people of the church. The Rev. and Mrs. Mueller sang, “There is No Disappointment in Heaven.”

Six of the grandsons were pallbearers. Interment was in the East Side cemetery of Estherville.

Mary J. Crow was born in Lycoming county, Pa., Oct. 25, 1850. With her parents she came to Illinois in 1856. In Livingston county, Ill., she met James D. Sidles with whom she was united in marriage Aug. 6, 1871.

Two years after they moved to Otoe county, Neb., where they stayed one year, returning to Illinois in 1874. In March, 1891, they came to Iowa and settled in Ellsworth township where they lived on the same place until their death.

Mr. Sidles died April 5 [7], 1909.

Four sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Sidles: John H., of Huntington, Burtin G., of Oakes, N.D., Harry W. of Estherville, and Jesse J. of Grantsburg, Wis. All of these and some of the grandchildren were with Mrs. Sidles in her sickness and by her bedside at the end. She also has one sister living, Mrs. Phoebe Neff, of Walnut, Ia.

Of the grandchildren there are 26 living. The circle has widened until it includes 5 great grandchildren. Mrs. Sidles became a member of the Huntington Methodist church before the little church building was erected. For nearly 38 years she has lived in the community. (Estherville News, Estherville, IA, January 24, 1929)


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