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CONDIT, Martha Jane 1837 - 1917


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 1/3/2021 at 17:57:20

"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Saturday, January 6, 1917
Page 3, Column 1


Mrs. J. G CONDIT, one of the most highly respected residents of this city, died this morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home on North Court street after a sudden attack of heart trouble.

Mrs. CONDIT has been in poor health for some time but was apparently in as good health as usual until this morning. When she felt the attack coming on she summoned the neighbors who called the doctor, but she soon passed away.

Her relatives have been summoned and no arrangements for the funeral will be made until their arrival.


"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Monday, January 8, 1916 (sic - 1917)
Page 3, Column 4


The funeral of Mrs. J. G. CONDIT was held at the family home at three o'clock. Her pastor, Rev. Dr. Mosser o'clock this afternoon. Her pastor, Rev. Dr. Mosser, conducted the service, assisted by Dr. Parsons, of the college (sic). Interment was in the family lot in Evergreen cemetery.

Martha Jane McCURDY was born in Venango county, Penn., October 4, 1837. She grew to womanhood in Venango county, living in the home of a sister, as her mother died in 1838. After teaching school for some years, she was, in 1862, united in marriage to Rev. John G. CONDIT.

Mr. and Mrs. CONDIT came to Iowa as home missionaries of the Presbyterian church in 1864. They carried on their work in pastorates in Iowa and Illinois until the fall of 1879 when they settled in Fairfield, Iowa, to educate their children. This has been the family home since that time. Rev. Mr. CONDIT died October 15, 1911.

Mrs. CONDIT was a faithful member of the Fairfield Presbyterian church for more than thirty-seven years. Her home was her first care and from that as a center she reached out into many lines of active Christian influence. She is survived by five children: Rev. J. H. CONDIT, D. D. General Missionary of the Presbyterian church in Alaska; Prof. Ira S. CONDIT, Head of the Department of Mathematics Iowa State Teachers' College; Mrs. J. E. SHOEMAKER, Missionary in Yrayao, China, wife of Rev. J. E. SHOEMAKER; Dr. John C. CONDIT, a physician in Healdsburg, California; Mrs. W. S. CROZIER, La Mar, Colorado, wife of Rev. W. S. CROZIER, pastor of the La Mar Presbyterian chuch (sic).

The oldest child died ininfancy. Two of the children, Alma and Ira, were present at the funeral and will remain for a few days.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Buried in Lot 2nd.072 with husband John. The oldest child, William Howard CONDIT, died at about nine months of age. While he is noted on his parents' headstone, he is actually buried near the Bethel Church in Washington Co., IA.


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