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ALBRIGHT, Noah 1878-1943

ALBRIGHT, BISHOP

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/27/2017 at 13:44:03

Noah Albright Dies Wednesday At Hospital

Noah Albright, who had resided in Melrose township nearly all his life, died at a Marshalltown hospital Wednesday forenoon. About a month ago he submitted to a major operation in the hospital. He appeared to have recovered from the operation and was brought home last Saturday. On Monday he had a backset and he was returned to the hospital where his condition grew worse until the end came.

Funeral services are expected to be held at the Ivester church Friday afternoon. If relatives in California come and they will be unable to reach here by Friday, the funeral services will be held later. The service will be at 2 p.m.

Mr. Albright was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Albright, among the early residents of Melrose township. With the exception of a few years that he resided near New Virginia, Iowa, all of his life was spent in the neighborhood where he was born. His wife died six or seven years ago. Since that time he has been making his home with his sister, Mrs. Ida Wolfe, at Ivester. There are four children, two boys and two girls.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 May 1943, pg 12

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Noah Albright Obituary

Another severe shock came to the Ivester community when early Wednesday morning, May 12, Noah Albright, came to the end of this life. About three weeks ago he had undergone a very serious operation, from which it seemed he was making a satisfactory recovery, when suddenly there came a turn for the worse and the end came soon.

Noah was next to the youngest of the 11 children of Jacob and Barbara Albright, pioneer residents of this community. He was born Jan. 4, 1878, at the Albright homestead in the south edge of Shiloh township. Here at this farm he grew to manhood.

On June 24, 1919, he was united in marriage with Miss Carrie Virginia Bishop, of Indianola, Ia. They became the parents of four children. The mother passed away Jan. 1, 1937, after which time he and the children came to the Ivester community and made their home in the home of his sister, Mrs. Ida Wolfe.

He leaves behind him his children, Billy, Patricia and the twins, Avis and Ardis, two brothers, John and P.K., and three sisters, Misses Elizabeth and Mae Albright and Mrs. Ida Wolfe, all of the Ivester community. Also a large group of nephews and nieces and more distant relatives and a host of friends, all of whom mourn his loss very deeply.

Very early in life Noah became interested in a vital Christian life. When just a lad he became a member of the Ivester church of the Brethren, where he has held his membership most of the time since. Because of his intense interest in the things of the Kingdom he spent two years in Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Va., and a number of months in Bethany Seminary in Chicago, in that he might the better prepare himself for the work he loved to do. While attending Bridgewater College, he, with his sister, Mae, spent each week end in Mission work among the mountain people of the south. He had a pioneering spirit which led him forth, on his own initiative, to spend two years in South America, where he was investigating the possibilities of opening Mission work. Before returning to the States he went to England in a quest to enlarge his grasp of world situations.

Mr. Albright was a gifted teacher and was in constant demand by Sunday school classes and others and fortunate were those who had the privilege of sitting under his teaching. He was in much demand as a leader in interdenominational church and Sunday school activities as well as those of his own church.

He was a man with an even temper and a splendid spirit. He held strong convictions concerning the great Christian truths as he saw them, but he was always tolerant and kind toward those who might disagree with him. He was a kind and loving father, a splendid neighbor and a friend to all. No sacrifice of his own personal welfare was counted great, if by so doing he could bring happiness to his loved ones and friends. Through his suffering he was most patient, never complaining, but accepting life as given to him by what he thought of as a generous God and a kind universe. His life is a challenge to his family, his community and to those for whom he poured out his very best, as a teacher and a leader of the very best things of life. We accept the challenge and carry on in an effort to reach new goals of service and love to which he was striving ... to lead us.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 May 1943, pg 3


 

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