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Meeks, Martha Emaline Barr (1857-1944)


Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 11/12/2023 at 14:24:44

Daily Freeman Journal
Webster City, Iowa
Friday, December 29, 1944


Longtime Resident of W.C. Came to Iowa in Covered Wagon

Mrs. Martha Meeks, 87, died Thursday evening at her home, 815 Elm street, death being caused by heart trouble and complications. She had been seriously ill the past two weeks.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home, the Rev. J.A. Farnham officiating. Burial in Graceland cemetery.

Daughter of Catherine and Andrew Jackson Barr, Martha Emaline Barr was born Nov. 3, 1857 on a farm near Clinton, Ill. When she was three years old the family moved to a farm near Blue Earth, Minn., and later, when she was 15, they came to Iowa by covered wagon, locating on a farm south of Webster City.

Sept. 26, 1875, she was united in marriage to William Henry Meeks at Webster City. They first started housekeeping on a farm south of Webster City and made their home in that locality until 1892 when they moved to a place east of this city, residing there until 1912. At that time they retired from farming and moved into this city, purchasing the home at 815 Elm.

Mrs. Meeks was preceded in death by her husband, who died April 12, 1922; also her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are the following children: Mrs. J.H. Faust, Webster City; Mrs. C.W. Wright, Woolstock; Mrs. J.W. Schumann of Washington, D.C.; Mr. C. Meeks of Omaha. There are also five grandchildren, Harold Wright, Woolstock; Ruth Faust, Burbank, Cal.; Howard Wright, Clarion; Mrs. Eleanor Ackerson of Fort Dodge; Ward Meeks, Omaha; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Baptized in the Methodist faith Mrs. Meeks was a member of the church here and had always been an active worker in the church. She attended the services regularly as long as her health permitted, and for a time served as a Sunday school teacher.

She was an active woman of cheerful, kindly disposition, whose main interests were her family and church to which she devoted the greatest share of her energy. As well as being greatly missed in the family circle, she has a host of friends who will long remember her.


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