SWEET, Eliza J. 1848-1932
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/3/2015 at 08:22:11
Mrs. Sweet Dead
Mrs. Eliza J. Sweet, who has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Len Stuck, and family for the past three years, passed away Tuesday evening at 5:30 from old age and complications. Had she lived until June she would have been 83 years old. She had been ailing since August but had been bedfast for the past week only.
Funeral services will be from the home at 2 o'clock Friday with Rev. J. B. Bird of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made at Morrison.
She leaves to mourn her death three sons, Jess and Fred of Winnebago, Minn., and George of Marshalltown, and four daughters, Mrs. Jess Ireland of Nebraska, Mrs. Cal Hodge of Winnebago, Minn., and Mrs. Len Stuck and Mrs. Walter Palmer of this city. Her husband preceded her in death five years ago.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 January 1932, pg 7
Obituary of Mrs. Sweet
Mrs. Eliza Jane Sweet, widow of Henry Sweet, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Caroline Stuck, in Grundy Center, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1932, after a lingering illness of several weeks.
Eliza Jane Burright was born in southern Illinois June 27, 1848. She was married to Henry Sweet March 18, 1868 at Toledo, Iowa. Mr. Sweet preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1927, at the age of 83 years. Eleven children were born to them. Solomon passed away June 20, 1897; Emma Nellson, Arimo, Idaho; Maggie Hodge, Winnebago, Minn.; Carolina Stuck, Grundy Center; Jess of Winnebago, Minn.; George of Marshalltown; Mary Walker, Sioux City; Pearl Palmer, Grundy Center; Laura Ireland, David City, Neb.; Fred of Winnebago, Minn., and Nora Davidson, who passed away June 8, 1928.
Mrs. Sweet was a member of the Methodist church, which she attended when her health permitted. She was a loving and faithful wife and mother, and will be greatly missed among her loved ones as well as her many friends.
Now comes the time for me to go,
For time is cruel and wills it so;
I'd love to stay among you here,
And live with loved ones who are so dear.
But I must go to other parts,
And make new friends with other hearts.
Mrs. Sweet leaves to mourn her departure nine children, 22 grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, thus there are five generations in her family. She also leaves one sister, who lives in Toledo, but who was unable to attend the funeral.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral are Mrs. Maggie Hodge, Jess Sweet and wife and Fred Sweet, all of Winnebago, Minn.; Mrs. Laura Ireland and son William of David City, Neb.; George Sweet and wife, Marshalltown; Mrs. Mary Walker, of Sioux City; Floyd Sweet and wife of Marshalltown; Clifford Gregg, Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hulse and son Herbert, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Riter and son of Shell Rock; Mrs. Eva Glass, Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hood, Dike; Mr. and Mrs. John Penning and son, of Reinbeck.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 February 1932, pg 7
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