DAY, Laura 1844-1925
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Date: 3/22/2015 at 18:53:03
Mrs. Laura Day, who died at the home of her son, George, near Sheffield, was brought here Saturday. The funeral was held at the M.E. church Saturday at 2 p.m., Sept. 12. Rev. Davis, former pastor here, conducted the services. Rev. Knoer assisted. Burial was in the Benson cemetery beside her husband, Chas. Day, who died a number of years ago. Mrs. Day had been a resident of Whitten for many years, but the past two years on account of failing health she has been living at the home of her son.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 September 1925, pg 9
Mrs. Charles Day
Laura Jeanette Ingham, daughter of Joseph and Maria Ingham was born June 12, 1844 in the state of Illinois and passed away September 10, 1925 at 8:30 a.m. at the home of her son Geo. Day at Sheffield, Ia.
She moved with her parents to Iowa at an early age and lived continuously in various parts of the state except for a few years in Kansas. She was married to Girden Charles Day at Washington, Iowa, November 20, 1861 and endured the hardships of pioneer days. She was the mother of four children, Geo. E. Day of Sheffield, Ia., Mrs. Minnie Leonard of Tracy, Minn., Claud F. of Grand Rapids, Minn., William J. and her husband preceded her in death.
Being of a quiet disposition she led a simple christian life, always striving to do the Masters will and to give cheer to those in need, with her kind and affectionate words. She moved to Whitten, Ia., in 1906 and in her declining years she never forgot the old home and the love and favors of the dear friends she came in contact with day by day.
She leaves to mourn her loss besides the children, three brothers and two sisters; W. H. Ingham of Turtle Lake, Wisc., J. W. of Swaledale, Ia., L. S. of Whitten, Ia., Mrs. Jennie Penfield and Mrs. Hattie Knox of Clarion, Ia., and twenty grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren besides many other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted at the Geo. Day home at 9:30 Saturday morning and at the M.E. church at Whitten at 2 o'clock p.m. by Rev. B. A. Davis of Hansell, Ia., a former pastor of the deceased who was assisted by Rev. Knoer of Whitten, Ia. Interment was made at the Benson Cemetery by the side of the husband who departed this life about eight years ago.
--The Hardin County Ledger (Eldora, Iowa), 17 September 1925, pg 13
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