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WILEY, Minerva 1845–1935


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 4/14/2013 at 10:54:03

Mrs. Wiley of Conrad Dies at Age of Ninety

Conrad, June 1 – (Special)—Mrs. Minerva Wiley, 90, passed away at her home here Saturday morning about 9:30. Death was due to infirmities and complications caused by her advanced age.

Mrs. Wiley was born Minerva Bartle in New Amsterdam, Ind., Sept. 6, 1845, a daughter of John and Mary Ann Bartle. With the exception of a few years in Missouri, Mrs. Wiley had spent her entire life in Conrad, coming here to a prairie settlement known as “Conrad’s Grove.”

Her mother, Mary Ann Bartle, lived to be 95 years old and a brother, Henry, died several years ago in Texas, leaving Mrs. Wiley the only surviving member of the family.

On Sept. 6, 1927, she was united in marriage to Allen Wiley, a life long neighbor, who preceded her in death in Nov. 1934. Mrs. Wiley celebrated her 90th birthday anniversary with a dinner and open house on Sept. 6, 1935.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Presbyterian church at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.

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


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