WALLACE, Mary M. 1851-1933
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/15/2015 at 12:19:34
Mrs. Mary Wallace Resident of Co. 62 Years, Dies
Mrs. Mary M. Wallace, who had been a continuous resident of Grundy county for sixty-two years, died at her home in Grundy Center at 6 o'clock Monday evening. Old age and other complications were the cause. She had been confined to her home for a year and to her bed for two weeks prior to her death.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. R. B. Fisher, former pastor of the Presbyterian church in Grundy Center, will have charge of the service. He will be assisted by Rev. J. B. Bird, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial will be in the Grundy Center cemetery by the side of the husband who died 46 years ago.
Mrs. Wallace would have been 82 years old on the 20th of this moth. She was born at Birmingham, Ohio. She was married there in 1871. A year later she and her husband came to Grundy county and made their home on a farm in Lincoln township. Her husband died in 1887, after which Mrs. Wallace and her two daughters moved to Grundy Center where they have since made their homes.
Mrs. Wallace was the mother of three children. One died in infancy. There are two daughters surviving, Mrs. Belle Banse and Mrs. J. W. Lamar from Grundy Center. Her husband was a veteran of the Civil War.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 December 1933, pg 6
Obituary Mrs. Mary M. Wallace
Mary Meliss Cook was born Dec. 20, 1851, at Birmingham, Ohio. She was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Ann Cook. She attended and taught in public schools and attended college in Ohio. She was married to David Humphrey Wallace March 15, 1870, and immediately came to Iowa, settling at DeWitt, where she lived for one year. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace then came to Grundy county and settled on a farm in Lincoln township where they lived until Mr. Wallace's death in 1887. She then moved to Grundy Center where she and her daughters have since resided.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace were the parents of three children. Lulu, the youngest daughter, died in infancy. Two other daughters, Mrs. Belle Banse and Mrs. Maggie Lamar, are both residents of Grundy Center. Three sisters and a brother are living in Ohio, while her granddaughter, Mrs. Lucile Wells, and her great-grandson, Deane Wells, live in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Women's Relief Corps. In her early life in Ohio, she joined the United Presbyterian Church. She became a member of the First Presbyterian church at Grundy Center when she came to Grundy county in 1871, and had been an active member of this church for 62 years.
She realizes that she was soon to pass. The twenty-third Psalm was a favorite with her, and she often repeated it during the last months and weeks of her life.
Her passing takes away a friend and neighbor from a host of people in the town and county, who will always include her in their memories.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 December 1933, pg 6
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