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Ann Eliza "Lyda" Ergenbright (1916)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 2/6/2011 at 07:55:32

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, July 12, 1916
Page 1


The death of Miss Lyda Ergenbright occurred on Friday, July 7th, at the home of her brother, John Ergenbright, in Shannon City.

Born in Indiana in 1849, she came to Marion county with her parents at the age of ten years and in 1865 moved to Madison county, which has since been her home. Her health had been failing for over a year, a wasting disease finally causing her death. Miss Ergenbright was a sister of the late Mrs. Joseph Betts, both spending many years in the art of fine dress making in Winterset.

The funeral services were held in Shannon City Sunday, July 9th, with burial in the Barney cemetery.

The Messenger
Shannon City, Iowa
Thursday, July 13, 1916
Page 1, Column 4


Miss Ann Eliza Ergenbright was born December 31, 1849 at Edinburgh, Indiana. She moved with her parents to Iowa in 1859. In 1862 she moved to Madison county and lived at Winterset, making her home there until shortly before her death, July 7, 1916, at the age of 67 years, 6 months and 7 days. Her death occurred at the home of her brother, John Ergenbright’s near Shannon City.

The deceased had been in poor health but was always willing and ready to help her friends at any time of sickness or trouble. At the age of 18 she became a member of the Baptist church and her life has been continually that of unselfish service and Christian love and affection.

She leaves to mourn her departure a sister and two brothers and a host of friends.

The funeral was held Sunday, July 9, at the home of John Ergenbright. A large number of relatives and friends were present and Rev. Roberts of the Christian church spoke on “The City Four Square.” The music was furnished by the Mesdames Ford, Gray and Conley and Messrs. Robert and Smith. The body was taken to Lorimor for burial. The many friends in the community extend their sympathy to the bereaved ones.


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