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KING, Jennie 1853–1938


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/10/2013 at 15:06:29

Mrs. C. W. King Died at Her Home Sunday Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. C. W. King, 85, who died at her home Sunday, were held at the home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Wray, pastor of the Presbyterian church in charge. Burial was made in the Conrad cemetery.

Pall bearers were Arthur, Ed and Charles King, Hardin and Ed Conrad and Raymond Steelsmith. The flowers were cared for by Julia Conrad, Mrs. Grace Wilhelm, Mrs. George Lister and Mrs. Leonard Loverin.

Those attending from a distance were Mrs. Clara King and son Wendell, and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Clements and son Richard of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Ed King and Arthur King of Kamrar; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Steelsmith of Truman, Minn.; I. E. Conrad and daughter Anna, Austin, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Hardin Conrad, Perry; Mr. and Mrs. John Tapps, Des Moines; Mrs. Ben Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Coulter, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Fouch of Marshalltown; Mrs. P. B. Gaass, Crookston, Minn.; Mrs. Dora Wilkinson of Donna, Texas; Elmer Kesler, Iowa Falls; Mrs. Phoebe Hotopp, Green Mountain; Mrs. Harlow Wescott and Mrs. Charles Freeburn of Gladbrook and Mrs. Vern Bixby of Liscomb.

Jennie Conrad, youngest daughter of John W. and Mahala Conrad was born in Knox county, Ill., Aug. 3, 1853 and died at her home in Conrad Oct. 16, 1938, aged 85 years, two months and 13 days. She was the last of her father’s family. She came to Iowa with her parents in 1853 where she grew to womanhood.

March 15, 1871, she was married to Charles W. King. To this union four children were born, two of whom have preceded her in death. The first years of their married life were spent in Marshalltown and Des Moines, returning to Conrad in 1918 where she has since made her home.

For years she has been a member of the Christian church. She was a devoted wife and mother and a good neighbor, always ready to help in time of need.

She is survived by her son Leonard, who has always lived at home, and faithfully cared for his parents; one daughter, Mrs. Stella Hulsizer of Los Angeles, Calif., four grandchildren and three great grandsons.

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


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