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Ella (Trotter) Gaymon (1917)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 3/1/2011 at 09:40:25

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, February 21, 1917
Page 3


Mrs. Ella Trotter Gaymon died on Feb. 5th, 1917, at her home in Neosho, Mo., aged 67 years. Mrs. Gaymon was the wife of Charles N. Gaymon, residents of this county for many years after their marriage in 1871.

The family lived for a long time on a farm near Drake bridge, later moving eight miles west of Winterset, to what is known as the Poland farm. To Mr. and Mrs. Gaymon much is due for their part in building Webster church and for their loyalty to the community's interests. They moved to Indianola in 1900 to educate their children, but Neosho has been their home for about 15 years. Four daughters and two sons are living: Misses Martha and May of Neosho; Frank, Mrs. Olive Yale and Mrs. Margrie Muerholtz of Steamboat Springs, Colo; and Oliver of Searles, N. D.

Many old friends will sorrow at the death of Mrs. Gaymon, so long loved and admired by those who knew her well.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, February 21, 1917
Page 5, Column 4

Mrs. Ella M. Gaymon

Word reached Winterset a few days ago of the death of Mrs. Gaymon, wife of Charles N. Gaymon, formerly of this county, but for some years past, residing at Neosho, Missouri. The Gaymons lived for many years in the west part of this county, on Middle river near the Drake bridge, and later 8 miles west of Winterset on the farm later known as the Poland farm.

The writer became acquainted with the Gaymons about 39 years ago and this acquaintance ripened into a warm friendship which has lasted through all the intervening years. Mr. and Mrs Gaymon were public spirited and substantial workers in the Methodist Episcopal church. Charles Gaymon had much to do with the building of the church at Webster and he and his companion were earnest and devoted members of the society there for many years, both before and after the erection of the church building.

About 17 years ago the family removed to Indianola for a year or two where the children attended school but later removed to Neosho where they have since resided.

Many friends here will be saddened to learn of the passing of this good woman and all will join in extending sympathy to the surviving members of the family.

Mrs. Ella M. Gaymon (nee Trotter) was born in Iowa City, Iowa, April the 30, 1850. She died February 5, 1917.

She was married to C. N. Gaymon February 22, 1871. To this union were born four girls and two boys, viz: Misses Martha and May of Neosho, Mo.; Frank E., Mrs. Olive Yale and Mrs. Margery Muerholtz of Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Oliver P. of Sarles, N. D., all of whom are living. Two were at her bedside when she died, the two sons were on their way but did not arrive until after her death. The other two daughters could not be present on account of sickness and distance of travel.


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