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STRUBLE, Alice 1847-1911


Posted By: Anne Hermann (email)
Date: 5/1/2008 at 00:05:07

Alice Kennedy was born in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, August 20, 1847. When about eighteen years old, she came with her parents to Iowa, where they settled on a farm in Jackson county near Andrew.

There she lived until, on July 11, 1872, she was united in marriage to Riley Struble, the solemn vows which made them one being taken at Bellevue, Iowa. Immediately after their marriage they moved to a farm in Grundy county were they remained for fifteen years. There the three older boys, Arthur, Carl, and Aldo were born. In 1887 the family moved to Cass county. There Frank, the youngest son was born and while there Sister Struble united with the Newton Grove Baptist church.

In 1894 the family moved to York county, Nebr., where they remained until 1900, when they came to Maquoketa, and built the beautiful home which has sheltered both Brother and Sister Struble until New Years morning, when Mr. Struble was called home. Two of the four sons had come home for the holidays. The home was even more happy than was usual, when the husband and father was stricken with pneumonia. All that could be done was done, but death claimed him. The wife and mother, together with the loving sons, watched and worked over him in vain; and when she looked for the last time into his face, her own heart seemed broken. She sat through the service at his funeral, but could not follow him to the grave.

Wearied in body, broken in spirit, she herself yielded to the touch of the same disease which took her husband and in ten days from the time of his death, her own tired spirit was released from its house of clay, and passed through death into the more abundant life beyond the tomb.

She was a member of the local Baptist church, active and efficient and at the time of her death was President of the Ladies Aid society.

The four sons survive her. Arthur is in the U. S. mail service with headquarters in Chicago; Carl is a physician located at Hastings, Nebr. Aldo is a Baptist minister, located at Mediapolis, Iowa, and Frank is teaching school in the mountains of Oregon out from Sutherlin. Two sisters Mrs. M. L. Hamilton of Clinton, and Mrs. Sarah V. Laughlin of Grant City, Mo., and two brothers, and James E. Kennedy of Forsyth, Wyoming, also mourn her loss. These all have the sympathy of a large host of friends.

The funeral services were held in the home on Thursday Jan. 12th, Rev. Frank H. Webster, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. The interment was in Mount Hope cemetery beside her husband.

--Maquoketa Excelsior January 19, 1911


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