DENIO, Albina 1823-1916
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/4/2012 at 07:28:20
Aged Resident Passes Away Here
Grandma Denio, Probably Oldest Resident of Counties, Dies at Home of Her Daughter
In the death of Grandma Denio last Sunday, Grundy county probably lost the oldest citizen of the county, her age being 93 years. She had been a resident of Grundy county for 39 years.
The funeral service was held from the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. C. Curry officiating.
Albina Herrick, was born at LeRay, New York, May 13, 1823. Being at the wonderful age at the time of her death of 93 years, 2 months and 17 days.
November 18th, 1842 she was united in marriage to William G. Denio at Watertown, N.Y. In 1870 they came west as far as Illinois, living there until 1877 when they came to Grundy county, Iowa, settling on the farm that is now the County Farm, the County purchasing it from Mr. Denio. With the exception of a few years in Nebraska, Grundy county and Grundy Center was her home since 1877, until Sunday morning, July 30, 1916.
Mr. Denio pre-deceased her seventeen years ago, dying Jan. 5, 1899.
Mrs. Denio was the mother of eleven children, the six who survive her are, Mrs. Collins of Coteau, N. Dak., Mrs. Helen Mason and Mrs. Thos. Anderson, of Omaha, Neb., Fred G. Denio, of Clarion, Ia., John of Gault, Ia., and Mrs. Essick of Grundy Center, Ia. with whom she had made her home for many years. Of the other five two died in infancy, Jennie in 1880, Fanny in 1889 and Mrs. Shattuck in 1914.
Mrs. Denio was converted at an early age and united with the Christian church. After her marriage she united with the Baptist church, her husband being a Baptist Minister and for forty years they toiled together in the ministry. Mrs. Denio has been a member of the Baptist church of this city since 1877.
A long life, well lived and well spent, in the flesh, in the home, in the church. And on the morning of the first day of the week, like her Master she left her abode in the flesh for her home of "Many Mansion."
Card of Thanks
We take this means of expressing our appreciation to our friends for their sympathy and kind acts during the sickness and death of our mother.
Mrs. Helen Mason
F. G. Denio
J. W. Denio
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Essig
--newspaper clipping, source unknown
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