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ALBRIGHT, John M. 1864-1951

ALBRIGHT, DELP, GORDON

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/11/2015 at 09:58:55

John Albright Died Tuesday

John M. Albright passed away on the morning of April 17, at his home in Eldora. He has been in good health and his passing was sudden. He would have been 87 had he lived until May. He was born in Illinois, coming to Iowa at the age of 2. He lived the major part of his life in Grundy county.

Mrs. Albright preceded him in death last May.

He leaves to mourn, 4 daughters, Mrs. Robert Reist of Eldora, Mrs. Ernest Draper of Grundy Center, Mrs. Galen Albright of Eldora, Mrs. Rudolph Covey, Lynch Station, Va.

Funeral services will be held at the Ivester church at 2 o'clock on Friday, with burial at the Sheller cemetery.

The obituary will follow next week.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 April 1951, pg 3

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John M. Albright Obituary

Services were held at the Ivester church of the Brethren on April 20 for John M. Albright, who was one of our oldest members. Rev. Walter Heisey was minister in charge. Vocals were Mrs. Howard Sheller, Mrs. John Dinnes, Judson Freed and Glen Button, with Mrs. Kenneth Cakerice at the piano. Pall bearers were Earnest Hoffa, D. L. Butler, John Sheller, Glen Sheller, Delbert Kirkdorffer and Robert Katzer. Mrs. Francis Button, Mrs. Eva Meyers and Mrs. Oscar Slifer assisted with the arrangement of the beautiful floral offerings. George Platt, J. O. Smith, John Murdock, John Essig and Linus Doughty drove cars for the family. Dinner and lunch in the home were furnished by the Friendly Helpers, MOH and the Homebuilders. Those serving were Mrs. Floyd VanTiger, Mrs. O. B. Haren, Mrs. Glen Sheller, Mrs. Linus Doughty, Mrs. John Essig and Mrs. D. L. Butler.

Relatives from a distance to attend the services were Rev. and Mrs. Rudolph Covey, Lynch Station , Va.; Ellis Albright, Ardys Albright, Manley Draper, Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Speaker, McPherson, Kan.; Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Kruschwitz, Denison; Mr. and George Allen, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Propst, Marshalltown; and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Albright, State Center.

John M. Albright, son of Jacob and Barbara Delp Albright, was born near Mt. Carroll, Ill., May 27, 1864, and passed away very suddenly at his home in Eldora April 17, 1951.

When he was two years old he came to Grundy County, Ia., with his parents where they homesteaded. Here he grew to manhood and received his education.

In his early teens he was baptized into the Ivester church of the Brethren, and soon after was called to the ministry. He gave many years of faithful service in the ministry.

At the age of 21 he went to South Dakota where he homesteaded for 5 years. Because of crop failures the homesteaders were forced to leave Dakota. He then spent several years near Butte, Mon., and Lincoln, Nebr. The next several years he spent traveling in South America in the interests of Missions. He also traveled extensively in western United States.

In 1900, at Gardner, Kan., he met Marguerite Gordon whom he married on Feb. 14, 1901. They lived on a farm near Gardner where their four daughters were born. In 1908 he moved with his family into the Ivester community where they farmed until three years ago when they moved to Eldora. His wife preceded him in death May 16, 1950.

He leaves to mourn his passing his four daughters and their husbands. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reist of Eldora, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Draper, Grundy Center, Mr. and Mrs. Galen Albright, Eldora, Rev. and Mrs. Rudolph Covey of Lynch Station, Va.; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters: Misses Elizabeth and Mae Albright of McPherson, Kan., Mrs. Ida Wolfe, New Windsor, Me.; one brother, P. K. Albright of Eldora; and several nieces and nephews.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 April 1951, pg 18


 

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