GETTING, Margaret 1873-1945
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Date: 3/27/2017 at 21:09:39
Mrs. William Getting Dies After Operation
Mrs. William Getting, 72, died at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown early Saturday morning. She had suffered from heart disease for a number of years and went to the hospital earlier this week where she submitted to an operation for cancer.
Mrs. Getting was born Maggie Snittjer in Colfax township in Grundy county Jan. 13, 1873. She was married to William Getting in 1894. The family spent their entire life on farms in Grundy county with the exception of a few years in South Dakota.
Mrs. Getting is survived by her widower, one son, Fred, of Grundy Center, Mrs. Dena Ross of Wellsburg and Mrs. Minnie Peters of Holland. One son, Sam, died in 1917. Seven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at the home at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and at 2 o'clock at the Colfax Presbyterian church in charge of the pastor, Rev. George Swalve. Burial was in the church cemetery.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 27 June 1945, pg 6
Mrs. Will Getting Dies Saturday At Hospital
Mrs. William Getting died Saturday morning at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown where she had been confined for a week. She was afflicted with a heart ailment and cancer. An operation was performed a few days before her death in the hopes of extending her life.
Funeral services were held at the Colfax Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. George Swalve conducted the service. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church, where her father and mother, brothers and sister, and a son had been laid to rest during past years.
Mrs. Getting was 72 years old on the 13th of last January. She was born in Ogle county, Ill., Jan. 13th, 1873. She came to Grundy county with her parents when she was but eight years old and spent nearly all of the remainder of her life in Grundy county. Her maiden name was Margaret Snittjer. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Snittjer. She grew up on a Colfax township farm. On February 21, 1894, she and William Getting were married. This union continued for more than a half century and their golden wedding anniversary was formally observed last year. They retired from active farming about ten years ago but continued to make their home on the farm three miles northwest of Holland.
Surviving are the husband and three children. The children are Mrs. Sam Ross, Wellsburg; Fred Getting, Grundy Center, and Mrs. Jerry Peters, Holland. The son Sam died 21 years ago. There are seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Getting is the last of the Simon Snittjer children to go. Preceding her in death were the parents, two sisters and one brother.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 June 1945, pg 9
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