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ROSS, Neska 1853-1921


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/2/2016 at 13:45:40

Mrs. Jibbe Ross Dies Suddenly

Mrs. Neska Ross, wife of Jibbe Ross, of this city, died at her home here this (Thursday) morning, very suddenly. The cause of death was heart failure.

Mrs. Ross had been a sufferer from heart trouble for a long time. Just a day or two ago, she had a recurrance of her ailment, but it yielded to treatment and she was apparently about recovered.

While sitting up in bed, she said to her husband, who was sitting by the bedside, the she believed she would get up. Mr. Ross left the room for a moment and when he returned found that Mrs. Ross had apparently been stricken in an instant by complete heart failure and had passed away.

The departed lady was greatly esteemed by all who knew her and her unexpected death was a shock to all.

The funeral will be held at the family home at 2 o'clock, on Tuesday, October 18.

Mrs. Ross was about 68 years of age. She leaves a husband, two sons and five daughters, all grown, to mourn her, besides several brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Ben Riekena, a daughter, of Nihil, Montana, and Heye Ross, a son, of Renville, Minn., are expected to be here for the funeral Tuesday.

Two brothers from Devil's Lake, North Dakota, and one from Nebraska, may also be here.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


Mrs. Jibbe Ross nee Wessels was born in Hamsweran, Ostfriesland, Germany, November 28, 1853, and died at Wellsburg, Iowa, October 13, 1921, aged 67 years, 10 months and 16 days. She was married to Jibbe Ross, June 21, 1876, and came to America Sept. 28, 1881, settling close to Wellsburg, Grundy county, Iowa, where they lived until 1901 when they moved to Renville, Minn., and lived there until 1918, when they retired from the farm and returned to Wellsburg to make their home, buying the Herman Snittjer property, where Mrs. Ross passed very suddenly, from heart trouble, with which she had been a sufferer for some time. To Mr. and Mrs. Ross were born 9 children, one dying in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Ackerman, in 1914. There are left to mourn her loss the bereaved husband, two sons and five daughters. The sons are Evert, of Wellsburg, living at home, and Heye, on the farm at Renville, Minn. The daughters are Mrs. Peter Ruter, Mrs. E. J. Riekena, Mrs. Peter Bakker, and a widowed daughter, Mrs. N. F. Ackerman, all of Wellsburg; Mrs. B. J. Riekena of Nihil, Montana.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 October 1921, pg 7


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