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Agnes Shively Canfield, 1880-1939


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/27/2009 at 15:23:28

Pioneer Brought Here for Burial

Funeral services were held in Armstrong Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Agnes Ruth Shively Canfield of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She died at the home of her sister at Elmore, Minnesota were she had been staying for some time.

Mrs. Agnes Ruth Canfield was born August 2, 1880, in Tama County, Iowa, and died at Elmore, Minnesota, on October 23, 1939, at the age of 59 years. With her parents she lived on a farm near Armstrong, now owned by N. H. Griffin. She was married to Edwin Canfield on March 16, 1903. They went to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from Armstrong about 35 years ago where they made their home.

To this union were born eight children, seven of whom survive as follows: Robert, Ray, Claude, Norine, Howard, Mrs. Jake Benning, and Mrs. Ray Nelson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ed Brewer of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mrs. Laverne Pugsley of Elmore, Minnesota, one brother, O. L. Shively of Shoals, Indiana, and eight grandchildren.

Services were conducted from the Methodist Church in Armstrong by the Rev. J.S. Jones, minister of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who was assisted by the Rev. M. D. Bush of the Methodist Church of Armstrong.

Twenty-five relatives and neighbors of Sioux Falls attended the ceremony as well as Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Pugsley, Minor Puglsey, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pugsley, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Puglsey, Mrs. Walton, and the Rev. and Mrs. Mondale of Elmore, Minnesota, Mrs. and Clarence Canon, Mrs. and Mrs. Leslie Canon of Truman, Minnesota, and Mrs. Blomster of Swea City, Iowa.

Interment was in Armstrong Grove Cemetery.

Contributed by: Sue Olson. Source: Armstrong Journal, Armstrong, Emmet County, Iowa; Thursday, October 26, 1939.


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