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CRARY, Gertrude 1876-1933


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/10/2015 at 07:00:14

Mrs. E. A. Crary Dies Suddenly At Iowa City Hospital

She Had Been Ill For a Month and Was Taken to the Hospital Saturday for an Examination

Mrs. E. A. Crary died very suddenly at the University hospital at Iowa City at five o'clock Sunday afternoon from heart failure. She was stricken with influenza in December and she believed within a few weeks that she had regained her strength sufficiently to resume her work in the county engineer's office but a few days later she suffered a relapse and was compelled to remain in bed and a nurse was called to assist in taking care of her. She was unable to regain her strength and her attending physician advised that she be taken to the hospital for an examination. She was accompanied to Iowa City by her attending physician, Dr. M. H. Thielen, and by H. E. Morrison. At Cedar Rapids they were joined by Mrs. Crary's daughter, Mrs. E. L. Voss from Evanston. She received immediate attention by specialists at the hospital, who expressed the belief that there was no immediate cause for alarm about her condition. Arrangements had been completed for a thorough examination to be made on Monday.

While in her room at the hospital and with her daughter and her husband with her, Mrs. Crary was suddenly stricken and she passed away within a few minutes.

The remains were brought to the home at Grundy Center Monday. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church at 2:00 Thursday afternoon.

The hundreds of friends of Mrs. Crary were deeply shocked when the message arrived here Sunday evening that she had left them. She had been a part of this community for so many years and she had endeared herself to so many of our people that her loss is regarded by her friends as a personal one.

Mrs. Crary's maiden name was Gertrude Miner. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Miner. She was born in Lafayette, Ind., Oct. 21st, 1876. When she was two years old her family moved to Grundy county and for a number of years they resided on a farm a short distance west of Grundy Center. A few years later they moved to Grundy Center and this remained her home continually. She attended the Grundy Center school and was one of its graduates. For a short time following her graduation she taught in a country school in the county, and later became a teacher in the Grundy Center school and she retained this position until she was married to E. A. Crary in September, 1899. Mr. Crary died on October 4, 1927, after serving several years as county engineer. Shortly after Mrs. Crary took a position as assistant in the county engineer's office which she retained up to the time of her death.

Mrs. Crary was an active and devoted worker in the Baptist church, she was a member of the order of the O. E. S. of Grundy Center and she occupied an outstanding position in the social circles of the community for many years.

Surviving relatives are five children, Mrs. E. L. Voss, Evanston, Ill., Avery, who is practicing law in Los Angeles, Julia, who is a high school instructor at Inglewood, Calif., Annabel, who is a student at the University of Southern California, and Evelyn, who is a junior in the Grundy Center high school. There is one surviving brother, W. H. Miner, Gruver, Iowa, and five sisters, Mrs. D. E. Kulp, Emmetsburg; Mrs. W. E. Morrison, Grundy Center; Mrs. Belle Jacobs, Chicago; Mrs. D. Hoskins, Pueblo, Colo., and Mrs. H. E. Morrison, Grundy Center.

Relatives from a distance who have arrived here are Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Voss, Evanston; Mrs. Belle Jacobs, Chicago; Avery Crary, Los Angeles; Mrs. James Peterson, a niece from Chicago; and W. H. Miner, who with his wife was spending the winter in Mississippi.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 February 1933, pg 1


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