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CALDERWOOD, Jessie 1877-1964


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/19/2015 at 14:24:28

Mrs. J. Calderwood Dies Suddenly

Mrs. J. B. Calderwood died at three o'clock Thursday afternoon, June 11, at the Grundy hospital where she had been a patient for ten days following a stroke. She had been recovering from the stroke and had planned to return to her home in Grundy Center on Friday. She received an unexpected heart attack at the hospital Thursday morning and died shortly thereafter. She was 87 years old.

The body was taken to the Ferree funeral home where funeral arrangements were made.

Services were held at four o'clock Saturday afternoon at First Presbyterian church. The service was conducted by the resident pastor, Rev. Duane Heap. Burial was in the family lot in the Grundy Center cemetery.

Pallbearers were Hugh Calderwood, Hugh Wood, Harold Fry, A. J. Calderwood, Charles Mooty Jr., and Hugh Calderwood Jr.

Mrs. Calderwood was born in Blue Earth, Minn., March 23rd, 1877. Her maiden name was Jessie Jennings. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Jennings. On June 19, 1903, Jessie Jennings and John B. Calderwood were married in Milwaukee.

Mr. and Mrs. Calderwood resided in Milwaukee until 1909 when they moved to Grundy Center where Mr. Calderwood had purchased the Light & Power plant, which was owned up to that time by a local stock company.

Mr. Calderwood died September 22, 1962.

Mrs. Calderwood took an active part in church and social activities during her lifetime in Grundy Center. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church, was a Sunday School teacher in the church for many years and was a leader and supporter in all church activities. She was a member of the P.E.O. and of the Eastern Star. She was a kindly and gracious lady who was loved by all who knew her. During her many years in Grundy Center she gained a wide acquaintance and shared in all of the community's worthwhile projects. The news of her death was received with deep regret by everyone who knew her.

Surviving are one son, Austin, Mendota, Ill.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Carol Balance, St. Louis, Mo.; two great-grandsons, Steven and John Balance; two nieces, Mrs. Edison Mooty and Mrs. Chas. Mooty, Grundy Center.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 June 1964, pg 1


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