ALBRIGHT, Susan 1819-1912
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/27/2017 at 09:37:33
Death Of Oldest Woman In County
Grandma Albright Dies At 93
Had Been A Resident Of County Since 1890
Grandma Albright, the oldest woman in Grundy county died at the home of her son Amos last Saturday morning following a short sickness with erysipelas. She was 93 years old the 18th day of last January and had enjoyed good health up to a week before her death. Mrs. Albright was born during the time that Monroe was president and she was the oldest woman in the county. She was married seventy-four years ago. Her husband died in 1908 at a time when the old couple had lived together seventy years.
Susan Strickler Albright was born near Chambersburg, Pa., January 18th, 1819. Her early life was spent with her parents in the vicinity of Green Castle and Wannesburough.
In 1839, Susan Strickler was married to Jacob Albright. Six children were born to them, Jacob F., who died in the war of rebellion, Abraham S., Mary L., John S., Henry, who died in infancy and Amos E.
The husband died on January 29, 1908. This good old couple spent nearly seventy years of wedded life together.
They crossed the Allegheny mountains with wagons and then immigrated down the Ohio river by steamboat to St. Louis, thence by steamboat up the Mississippi river to Savanna Ill. They settled in Mt. Carroll, Ill. in 1841.
In 1890, they moved to Grundy county, where they both resided up to the time of their death.
Grandma Albright, as she was commonly known, was a devoted christian. In 1841, she became a member of the Brethren church and was a faithful member until death.
Above all things, Grandma Albright was blessed with a bright and clear mind. She died Saturday morning, April 13th, in her ninety third year. The funeral was held at the A. E. Albright home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Brubaker. The burial was at the Ivester cemetery.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 April 1912, pg 1
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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