EATON, Mary J. 1843-1923
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/4/2015 at 15:52:36
Mrs. Eaton Dies In California
Remains to be Brought Here for Burial last of the Week
Mrs. Mary J. Eaton, for many years a resident of Grundy Center and more recently living at or near Los Angeles, Calif., died at 3:30 on Monday morning of this week.
Particulars are meager at this writing, but it has been announced that the remains will be brought to Grundy Center for burial, and it is quite likely to arrive some time the last of this week.
Mrs. Eaton left this city several years ago and for a time resided in Waterloo. About eleven years ago she went to Los Angeles to make her home, having a daughter, Mrs. Will Junger, living in that city. A son, Thomas, and a daughter, Mrs. F. L. Huntley, reside at Waterloo.
The husband and father died several years ago and is buried in the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 July 1923, pg 1
Mrs. Mary Eaton Brought Here For Burial
Passed Away At Los Angeles, Where She Had Resided For Ten Years
Death Was Unexpected
A Resident of Grundy Center for a Number of Years Before Going West
The remains of Mrs. Mary J. Eaton arrived here the first of the week from Los Angeles, Calif., being accompanied by her son, Thomas W. Eaton, of Waterloo, who, with his family, was visiting his mother in Los Angeles at the time of her sudden and unexpected death.
Brief services were held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Coffman, in this city, at ten o'clock Wednesday forenoon, Rev. J. C. Orth, of Cedar Heights, officiating.
The services were largely attended by the Order of the Eastern Star and W.R.C. Rev. Geo. Woodall, of the Methodist church, sang a song, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery west of town beside those of the husband and father who preceded several years ago.
Mary Jane Wilson was born in the city of Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 29th, 1843. Her parents, Thos. W. and Abbie Wilson, afterwards established their home on a farm near Freeport, Ill., where her early life was spent. Her mother died when she was but sixteen years of age and she assumed the responsibilities of the home, with three small sisters to care for. She was married to Urias H. Eaton, Sept. 10th, 1861, at Freeport. To this union eight children were born, two dying in early childhood. Of the six surviving, Mrs. Fred L. Huntley, and Thos. W. reside in Waterloo; Mrs. S. W. Record, Mrs. W. F. Junger, Rye H., and Frank W. reside in Los Angeles.
The Eaton family later established a home in Grundy Center, where all the children were raised. After the death of Mr. Eaton, Oct. 1st, 1898, the wife and mother moved to Waterloo and later to Los Angeles where she has resided for the past ten years.
In March of this year Mrs. Eaton was stricken with severe spells of heart palpitation, but had improved so much that the family were relieved of anxiety. She passed away at her home, 5333 Granada St., Los Angeles, July 2nd at 4:30 a.m., following another heart attack of only a few minutes duration, aged 79 years 9 months and 3 days.
Besides the son and daughter residing in Waterloo the services here were attended by a number of friends of the family from that city and also a number of friends and former acquaintances of the family living in Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 July 1923, pg 1
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