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HURLBUTT, Sarah 1841–1934


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 2/26/2013 at 18:43:59

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Sarah Hurlbutt Last Wednesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Hurlbutt were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in charge of the Rev. Stanley Brown of Marshalltown.

Pall bearers were: Earl Rolston, Bert Stewart, Dr. Gould, John Conrad, George Lister, Burdette Rolston.

Flower girls were Elsie and Sarah Stewart, Louis and Jean Rolston, all great granddaughters of the deceased.

Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.

Relatives and friends from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rolston and daughters, Lois and Jean of Des Moines; Ruth McClain of Albion; Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Wescott, and Mrs. Ella Barger and daughter Agnes, Mrs. Freeburn all of Gladbrook; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Claussen and T. L. Evans of Beaman; Clarence Steelsmith of Liscomb.

Mrs. Sarah Hurlbutt, the eldest daughter of John and Mahala Conrad, was born in Harrison county, Indiana, about 25 miles from Corydon. When eleven years old, she came with her parents to Iowa. The family located in Lafayette, now the town of Albion, while the home at Conrad Grove was being prepared. At this place the youngest brother, W. A. Conrad, now resides.

In 1860 Sarah Conrad was united in marriage to Isaac H. Wiley. To this union were born two children, Ada C., now Mrs. W. H. McClain, and Archie J. The husband and baby son died during an epidemic of typhoid fever. Later she married Gould J. Hurlbutt and to this union was born one daughter, now Mrs. Almyra Whorrall.

They lived on a farm in Vienna township, Marshall county, for a number of years. Later they moved to Conrad where Mrs. Hurlbutt has since made her home.

Death came to her February 5, at 8 a.m. after a short illness. She is survived by her two daughters, five grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Mrs. Hurlbutt was one of the first members of the Presbyterian church of Conrad and was loved and respected by the community.

Source: Unknown newspaper clipping found in scrapbook belonging to my great grandmother.


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