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Delvina (Moore) Jessup (1929)


Posted By: Linda Brittain (email)
Date: 12/2/2006 at 22:02:54

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
March 12, 1929 – page 11

Mrs. Delvina Jessup

Delvina, daughter of Ransom and Mary Barker Moore, was born near Plainfield, Indiana, March 17, 1847, and passed away at Diagonal, Iowa, March 12, 1929, at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 23 days.

In 1852, at the age of five years, she, with her parents and two brothers, came in a covered wagon to Madison county, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood, and the place she called “home” all the remaining years of her life. All the hardships suffered by the sturdy pioneers of those days were shared by this family; her elder brother, Enos, dying the next summer after their arrival.

On May 7, 1863, she was married to Martin Jessup, a young soldier in the Union army, whose life she shared until September 18, 1901, when he was called above. To this union were born four children, Eunice Beard, who died May 7, 1894; Ella Myers, of Escondido, California; Arthur E., of Diagonal, and Lewis R., of Banning, California. With Eunice’s death, the parents cheerfully took up an added responsibility in the care of her two helpless baby girls, Floye and Hallie Beard, who can remember no mother but “Grandma Jessup.”

When a young woman, she, with her husband, were converted, accepting Christ and joining the Baptist church at Macksburg, of which congregation she was a member at the time of her death. Her life was a good example of true Christianity, attending services when possible and ministering to sick and needy as long as her health permitted.

She leaves to mourn her passing her children, one sister, Mrs. Adam Bunch; a brother, James Moon, both of Macksburg; one sister, Louisa having died many years ago; nine grandchildren, Della Foy, Floye Garrett, Hallie Smith, Vera Beymer, Ruth Greene and Doyle, Merle, Dorothy and Dale Jessup; sixteen great grandchildren, besides many friends and relatives both in Iowa and California, where she lived many years.

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
March 14, 1929 – page 3

Death of Mrs. Delvina Jessup

Macksburg, March 13. Special – Word was received here Tuesday afternoon, of the death of Mrs. Delvina Jessup, at the home of her son, Dr. Arthur Jessup, in Diagonal. She died Tuesday morning, after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at Macksburg, but definite arrangements had not been made Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Jessup formerly lived in Macksburg, but had been in California for several years, returning to Iowa last summer. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ella Myers, and a son, Louis Jessup, both of California, and the son, Arthur, in Diagonal. She also leaves a niece, Mrs. H. U. Garrett, of St. Charles.


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