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Emma A. Smith Deming 1861-1930


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/1/2014 at 21:48:25

Funeral Services Mrs. S.P. Deming Held Saturday
Funeral service for Mrs. S.P. Deming, who passed away Thursday morning at the home of her son W.E. Deming in this city, were held from that home Saturday afternoon at two-thirty. Rev. J. Arthur Hurley of Renwick, a former pastor of the deceased lady, assisted by Rev. Frank Yearnd of the Union Baptist church, had charge of the services. Musical selections were given by Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Bosworth of Armstrong, with Mrs. Ernest Smith at the piano. Those acting as pallbearers were L.C. Doolittle, R.J. Ridley, Vance Noe, Geo. Nichols of Estherville, Herman Kinnander of Armstrong and Al Wiley of Ringsted. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Emma A. Smith was born on Jan. 21, 1861, at Prairie City, Mo. She was married April 9, 1878, to Smith P. Deming at Butler, Mo., and moved with her family to Marseilles. Ill., in 1892. Here the family resided until 1905 when they moved to a farm near Armstrong. In 1910 Mr. and Mrs. Deming moved to Estherville.

Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Deming, Mrs. Hattie Zoe Bosworth, now deceased, Mrs. Ivy Osgood, of Estherville, C.L. Deming of Iowa City, Ernest, deceased and W.E. Deming of Estherville. There are 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Since the death of her husband on March 14, 1921, Mrs. Deming has made her home with her daughter Mrs. Osgood here and at Iowa City. She has been in failing health for a number of years and has been confined to her bed for the past 18 months, the past two winters here at the home of her son.

Mrs. Deming was a member of the Baptist church, joining as a young lady and until her ill health kept her from attending she was a member of the Rebekah lodge. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors. Her main interests, however, were with her family, and she was a devoted wife and mother. Living a consistent, Christian life, she was every ready with a kindly neighborly act. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, November 19, 1930)

Mrs. E.A. Deming Is Dead At 69
Funeral Arranged for Saturday Afternoon
Mrs. Emma A. Deming, 69, died this morning at the home of her son, W.E. Deming, after being bedfast for two years. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Deming home. The Rev. Hurley of Renwick will officiate.

Emma A. Smith was born January 21, 1861 in Prairie City, Mo. She was married April 9, 1878 to Smith P. Deming at Butler, Mo., and in 1892 they moved to Marseilles, Ill., where they lived until 1904 when they moved onto a farm near Armstrong. Six years later they moved to Estherville. There were five children born to this union but only three are living.

After Mr. Deming’s death on March 14, 1921, Mrs. Deming has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. John L. Osgood, Sr., and her son, W.E. Deming.

Besides her son, W.E. Deming and her daughter, Mrs. Osgood, she is survived by another son, C.L. Deming of Iowa City; thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, November 13, 1930)


Estherville – Mrs. Emma A. Deming, 69, died Thursday following a long illness. She is survived by two sons, William E. Deming, state vice commander of the American Legion, and C. L. Deming of Iowa City, and a daughter, Mrs. John L. Osgood. Funeral services will be tomorrow. (Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, Muscatine, IA, November 14, 1930)


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