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Elizabeth (Hunt) Jennings (1932)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart (email)
Date: 5/4/2006 at 22:55:53

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, March 10, 1932, page 5

Van Meter, March 7 - Special


Mrs. Taylor Jennings passed away at her home shortly after noon Sunday, March 6th, 1932. She suffered an operation Wednesday, February 24th in the hopes that she might be restored to health but in spite of everything that could be done she slipped away.

Mrs. Jennings was among the oldest resident of this vicinity. She is survived by her husband, five daughters, Ruth, and Alice at home, Mrs. Howard T. Smith and Mrs. Daisy Baldwin of Van Meter and Mrs. Joe Brittain of Earlham and one son, Ralph Jennings of Van Meter. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon.

Note: Elizabeth was the wife of Taylor Jeffries Jennings.

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, March 17, 1932, page 3

Van Meter -

Funeral services for Mrs. Taylor Jennings were held Wednesday afternoon, March 8th at the Methodist Episcopal church following a brief service in the home. Rev. S. C. Peterson was assisted by Rev. E. A. Elliott.

A quartet composed of Mrs. A. G. Felter, Mrs. John L. England, R. L. Phillips and L. C. Huise rendered a number of Mrs. Jennings favorite songs.

The pallbearers were, Roy and Bruce Jennings, Charley and Hugh Smith, Clyde Brittain, Carl Forret, Lee Allen and Herbert Thompson. Interment was in the Van Meter cemetery.

The relatives and friends attending from out of town were, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hunt, Mrs. Emma Allen, Miss Ollie Wilson, Misses Lula and Goldie Jennings, Hugh Smith, Mrs. Ellen Kenworthy, Mrs. H. B. Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Goar, Mr. and Mrs. Ed White, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bookey, all of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Allen and son Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allen of Dawson, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Thompson of Urbandale, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Johnson, Mrs. Belle Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Jennings, Mrs. Dick Buffington, all of Columbus City, Mr. and Mrs. James Roseman and son Monroe of Earlham, Miss Jemima Oshelm of Roland, Misses Anna and Edith Jennings of Kerney, Nebraska and Mrs. Mary Walker of Davenport, Nebraska.

Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt Jennings was born in Preble county, Ohio May 22, 1849 and came with her family to Illinois and later to Iowa. She was the ---- ---- of a family of nine children, three of whom survive her. They are Mrs. Celia Trotter of Omaha, Mrs. Emma Allen and Ed Hunt of Des Moines.

She was married to Taylor Jennings October 24, 1869 at Hanover, Iowa. They took up their residence in Dallas county, Iowa and have lived on the present homestead southwest of Van Meter for more than sixty years.

Two sons, Charles and Frank preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband and five daughters, Misses Ruth and Alice at home, Mrs. Ellen Smith and Daisy Baldwin of Van Meter, Mrs. Alcy Brittain of Earlham and one son, Ralph of Van Meter, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mrs. Jennings had been a partial invalid for eight years. Her last illness beginning February 21necessitated an operation which apparently was successful at the time, but she passed away Sunday, March 6th at noon.

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, March 17, 1932, page 9

Neighborhood News -

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Stump and Mr. and Mrs. M. Kramer attended the funeral services of Mrs. Taylor Jennings at the Methodist church in Van Meter Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Jennings death occurred on Sunday after an illness of two weeks.

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