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HYDE, Susan NEFF 1852 - 1917


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 5/31/2012 at 21:10:48

Note: This obituary was contributed without citing a source or publication date. Susan died in Mt. Pleasant, which is in Henry County, Iowa, and attempts have been made over the past two months through that county's coordinator, assistant coordinator, and another volunteer to determine the publication and date, but no details were received.

On June 8, 2012, a scan of the original document was received from the contributor with the publication, but not the specific date. Text was edited to match the original document with possible corrections noted.


"Wayland News"
(publication date not noted - February/March 1917)

Obituary of Susan NEFF HYDE

It has pleased the Almighty to call from this earthly existence into eternity the soul of our sister Susan NEFF HYDE.

She was born in the vicinity of the Cottonwood Church, August 27, 1852 and passed away at her home near Merrimac, Feb. 21, 1917 aged 64 years, 6 months and 24 days.

Susan NEFF was united in marriage August 4, 1870 to Philip (sic - Phillip) HYDE. To them were born 9 children, two of whom have passed away. Maggie age 3 years and Louie age 1 year 5 months. Seven children survive the mother. Mrs. Mary HALOCK, Mrs. Katherine ROSS, Alonzo, John and Rollie all living near Merrimac, Mrs. Caroline WIEDHAUSER (sic - WINDAUSER?), of Chicago, and Mrs. Nora HIXSON, of Des Moines. There are also 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild left to mourn her loss.

Her husband Philip (sic - Phillip) HYDE, departed this life January 18, 1894. Three brothers, David NEFF, Wm. NEFF and John NEFF survive her. Her only sister Mrs. HITE (sic - Arminpha), preceded her in death a few years. The last few years the deceased has been a sufferer of heart trouble. She never gave up to her bed until about three weeks ago. Since then gradually growing worse until the end came Wednesday evening.

Many years ago she united with the United Brethren Church in which she remained a faithful member to her death. She has been a resident of Jefferson and Henry counties all through her life making a host of friendswherever (sic) she was. She was a kind and loving mother and will be missed by all her friends and neighbors for she was always ready to lend a helping hand in sickness and in sorrow.

Funeral services were conducted by the writer Saturday, Feb. 24 at the German M. E. Church near Germanville, at 11 o'clock after which we laid her to rest by the side of her husband and children to wait the Master's call. So we say goodbye sister mother friend, till we meet again.

Wm. Ballard.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Burial was in Dallner German Methodist Cemetery in Walnut Twp., Jefferson County, IA.


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