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WALLACE, Samantha 1853-1927


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/14/2015 at 21:03:54

Obituary of Mrs. W. H. Wallace

Samantha Stall, daughter of Rev. H. H. and Anna Stall, was born in the state of Ohio December 26, 1853, and died at her home in Beaman, Iowa, Wednesday morning, August 17, 1927, aged 74 years, 9 months and 21 days.

She was one of a family of four children, two boys and two girls. One brother, Wilton, who was killed in the Civil war, and a sister have preceded her in death. One brother, A. R. Stall, of Colby, Wis., survives.

When a small baby she came with her parents to Mount Vernon, Iowa, where at the age of three years she was bereaved of her mother.

In 1866, she being 13 years of age, her father brought the family to Grundy county and settled in the little village then known as Wadilsup and located on the corners of the John Lamken and M. B. Brown farms.

On February 28, 1873, she was united in marriage to W. H. Wallace at Marshalltown. They at once began farming on the farm they now own two miles northeast of Beaman, where they lived until 1915 when they retired and moved to Beaman.

To them were born five children: W. R. Wallace and Mrs. Hazel Whorral of Beaman; Mrs. Goldie Simms, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Mrs. Vernie Simms, of LeGrand, Iowa; and Mrs. Marvel Oglesby, who has been residing at home caring for her mother.

Besides her husband, children and brother, she is survived by five granddaughters and one grandson, another grandson having preceded her in death.

On November 14, 1915, she brought her membership to the Beaman M.E. church, where she has since remained an exemplar member. She always strove to know beyond a question what her duty as a Christian was, and then without hesitation did it. She was one who sought a closer walk with God. Her loss is an occasion of sorrow for the entire community.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. church Friday at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. J. J. Snyder. B. H. Howe, Harry Wilson, Fred Bruene and Charles Nickerson sang.

Interment was made in Oakland cemetery.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 August 1927, pg 12


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