ENSMINGER, Adella 1848-1917
ENSMINGER, SWAN, ERB, RICHARDSON
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/11/2016 at 19:15:28
Mrs. E. G. Ensminger Called
Well Known Grundy Woman Passes Away Monday After Operation
Word came Monday bringing the sad news to many Grundy friends that Mrs. E. G. Ensminger had passed away at the hospital in Anamosa where she submitted to an operation Saturday in the hopes of bettering her condition which had been getting serious for some weeks. She was suffering from gall stones and what is known as a "wax liver."
Mrs. Ensminger had been taken to Anamosa a week ago Sunday night, her son Ben Erb living there, and on Saturday she submitted to the operation. The end came Monday morning. The remains were brought to Grundy Center Monday night and the funeral service was held from the late home on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. C. Curry of the First Baptist church, her pastor, officiating. The funeral service was attended by a large number of friends. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery west of town.
The obituary follows:
Adella Swan was born at Eden Valley, N.Y., July 10th, 1848, where she spent her girlhood days. She came to Aplington, Iowa, in 1874 to make her home with her sister. She was married in 1876 to Mr. John Erb. In 1877 they moved to Grundy Center, Iowa, where Mr. Erb departed this life in 1881.
On May the 20th, 1896 she was united in marriage to E. G. Ensminger, making their home in Grundy Center until her death January 15th, 1917.
Mrs. Ensminger was baptised into the fellowship of the First Baptist church of this city by the Rev. F. M. Archer, remaining a faithful and consistent member until the time of her death. As deacon's wife she had the care and the preparation for the Lord's Supper which duty she cheerfully and lovingly performed until failing health compelled her to hand it over to others.
She leaves to mourn her death her son, Dr. B. H. Erb of Anamosa, Iowa, two brothers and one sister, D. E. Swan of North Collins, N.Y., E. R. Swan of Billings, Mont., Mrs. J. R. Mann of Oskosh, Wis., and two half brothers, N. J. and E. W. Richardson, of Hamburg, N.Y.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 January 1917, pg 1
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