KINNEY, Lydia 1864-1915
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/1/2019 at 19:16:08
Mrs. Robert Kinney
Well Known Melrose Township Woman Victim of Typhoid Fever While on Visit In Pennsylvania
Melrose township lost one of its best citizens and Grundy county one of its older residents, when Mrs. Robert Kinney died, after a four weeks illness, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1915, in Montour county, Pennsylvania. News of their mother's death came in a telegram to Adra Walton on Thursday. The message proved a shock to the children, other members of the household and neighbors.
Mrs. Kinney had left home in her usual health on June 7th last, accompanied by her husband, for an extended visit with relatives in Pennsylvania. While there she contracted typhoid fever which caused her death.
Mrs. Kinney's death has been learned with deep regret throughout the county, where she was widely known and where she had many friends. She was greatly respected by all who knew her and for years had enjoyed the esteem and confidence of neighbors and friends. For many years she has been a faithful member of the Brethren church and provided to be a faithful woman in all her affairs which God is teaching each one and all of us if we will just grasp the opportunity which is offered to us.
Lydia Dell Reisinger was born near Kendallville, Noble county, Indiana, October 21, 1864. Her parents moved from Indiana to Illinois and from there to Iowa where she has since resided. On February 23, 1882 she was united in marriage to Robert Kinney and to this union was born four children.
She is survived by her husband and four children, Mr. Simon Kinney of Dike; Mr. Irvin Kinney and Mrs. Adra Walton of Whitten; and Lewis Kinney at home. Three brothers and two sisters also survive her, being Mr. D. E. Reisinger, Mr. John Reisinger, Mr. Wm. Norris, Mrs. Mary McCurdy, and Mrs. Angeline Thompson, and one step-sister, Mrs. Mary Turner.
The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock on Sept. 21, 1915, at the Brethren church at Ivester. Rev. Brubaker assisted by Rev. Shock of Minneapolis, had the service in charge.
The esteem in which she was held is the best evidenced by the large number of friends and neighbors who met to pay their final tribute to her memory. She will be missed in her community, but more in the home that knew her best and which is now left so desolate and bare.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 September 1915, pg 5
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