POWDERLY, Margaret 1862-1930
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Date: 5/9/2015 at 10:30:38
Reinbeck Woman Dies At Waterloo Hospital
Mrs. Margaret Powderly, for fifty years a resident of Reinbeck, died early Monday forenoon at Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo where she had gone two weeks ago for an operation. Mrs. Powderly has been in a serious condition since the operation, failing to rally from the shock and her death was not unexpected to the family although many of her friends had not realized the full extent of her ailment.
Margaret Lage was born in Schleswig Holstein, Germany, March 10, 1862, and was thus 68 years old at her death. She came to the United States with her parents at the age of 4 and the family settled in the Fifteen Mile Grove neighborhood.
She was married in 1881 to C. W. Powderly, early day settler of this community, and for many years a famous farm auctioneer, and from the time of their marriage the couple lived in Reinbeck until Mr. Powderly's death, Dec. 17, 1923. She was the mother of one son, who died in infancy, but a foster-daughter, Mrs. Mae Carlisle, of Gladbrook, lived with her from infancy and upon her she lavished all the affection possible to a daughter.
Besides this daughter she is survived by four brothers and two sisters. These are Adolph Lage, Hawarden, Iowa; Theodore Lage, Lincoln; Julius Lage, Washington; and Henry Lage, of Illinois; and Mrs. Jens Rudolphson, Lincoln, and Mrs. Anna McCullough, Reinbeck.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Congregational church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. L. C. Emingholz. Burial was in the Reinbeck cemetery. --Reinbeck Courier
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 December 1930, pg 9
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