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ST CLAIR, Julia 1842–1932

ST CLAIR, MEANS

Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 4/14/2013 at 11:56:22

Last Rites Held For Mrs. St. Clair Mon.

Passed Away on Monday, February 19th, at Home of Son

On Saturday, February 13th, Mrs. Julia St. Clair passed away at the home of her son, Willard and family. Her death was caused by the effects of the flu which she contracted about three weeks ago.

Mrs. St. Clair was one of Conrad’s oldest residents. She celebrated her 89th birthday anniversary on December 14th. Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair came to Iowa in a prairie schooner and made their new home. They moved to Conrad 29 years ago. Mr. St. Clair passed away several years ago.

Julia A. Means was born near Cardington, Ohio, December 14, 1842, and died February 13, 1932, at the age of 89 years and two months. She was the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Means.

On May 13, 1863, she was married John St. Clair in Cardington, Ohio. The husband and five children, four daughters and one son, have preceded her in death.

There is left to mourn her passing, four children, Mrs. LaVerna Durke, of Hansen, Idaho; Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, of West Liberty, Iowa; Bart and Willard, of Conrad; 27 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

In the spring of 1869 Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair moved to Marion county, Iowa, in a prairie schooner, being twenty-five days on the road. The bough wild land at $8 an acre, built a house of hewn logs and experienced all the hardships of the early settlers.

About 47 years ago they moved from Marion county to Marshall county, where they lived until twenty-nine years ago this spring. They came to Conrad, where she lived until she was unable to live along. Since then she has been living with her children.

Grandma St. Clair, as she was known to all, was taken sick three weeks ago with the flu, the effects from which she died.

She was of Quaker parentage, but in early life united with the Methodist church.

She was of a cheery disposition, a kind and loving mother and will be greatly missed by her family and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Monday afternoon, February 15, 1932, at 2 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. C. K. Hudson, with the Rev. M. E. Krotzer assisting. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.

The pall bearers were six grandsons of the deceased: Ray St. Clair, Ernest St. Clair, Russell St. Clair, Eldon St. Clair, Wendell St. Clair and Kenneth St. Clair. The flower girls were granddaughters: Mrs. Eland Wilkins, Mrs. John Heath, Mrs. Clair Hiatt and Mrs. Clyde Newton. The music was furnished by a quartet consisting of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Guild, Mrs. Ben Frederick and Lowell Bixby, with Miss Minnie Daggett at the piano.

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

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Mrs. John St. Clair Flu Victim

Julia A. Means, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Means, was born near Cardington, Ohio, Dec. 14th, 1842, and died at the home of her son, Willard, Feb. 13th, 1932, at the age of 89 years and two months.

On May 13, 1863, she was united in marriage with Mr. John E. St. Clair of Cardington. Nine children were born to them. The husband and five children, four daughters and one son, have preceded her in death.

There remain to mourn her departure and to cherish her memory four children: La Verna Durke of Hanesen, Idaho, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of West Liberty, Iowa, Bart and Willard of Conrad, 27 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, and other relatives and friends.

In the spring of 1865 Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair moved to Marion County, Iowa, in a prairie schooner, being 25 days on the road. They bought wild land at $8 an acre, built a house of hewn logs, and experienced all the hardships of the early settlers.

About 47 years ago they moved from Marion County to Marshall county where they lived until 29 years ago this spring. They came to Conrad where she lived until she was unable to remain alone. Since then she has made her home with her children.

Grandma St. Clair, as she was known to all, was taken sick three weeks ago with the "flu" from the effects of which she died.

She was of Quaker parentage, but in early life united with the Methodist Episcopal church. She has lived a consecrated Christian life, and died with the assurance of quiet trust. She was of a cheery disposition, kind and loving mother, and will be greatly missed by her family and a host of friends.

Pall bearers: Six grandsons--Roy St. Clair, Earnest St. Clair, Russell St. Clair, -ldon St. Clair, Wendel St. Clair, and Kenneth St. Clair.

Flower Girls: Four granddaughters--Mrs. Eland Wilkins, Mrs. John Heath, Mrs. Clare Hiatt, and Mrs. C. Newton.

The music was furnished by a quartet consisting of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Guild, Mrs. Ben Frederick, and Mr. Lowell Bixby with Miss Minnie Daggett at the piano.

Services were conducted at the Conrad Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, February 15, by Rev. C. K. Hudson, assisted by Rev. M. E. Krotzer.

The burial was made in the Conrad cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 February 1932, pg 12


 

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