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Mary (Crawford) Preble (1933)


Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 4/19/2021 at 16:14:08

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, December 20, 1933
Page 1, Column 4

Mrs. Mary Prebbel Dies

Mrs. Mary Prebbel, 75, died at her home in Nebraska December 13. Mrs. Prebbel was the daughter of Lewis Crawford, one of the early settlers of the county. Her brother, D. V. Crawford, lives on the family homestead in Jackson township where he was born.

Other brothers and sisters are Mrs. Agnes Terry of Winterset, Mrs. Caroline Rippey of Audubon and J. W. Crawford of Perry, Oklahoma. Mrs. Prebbel’s death is the first to occur among the children of the pioneer family.

Transcriber's note: Transcribed as published, her married name is "Preble" per her Madison County Marriage Record and numerous censuses.

The Columbus Telegram
Columbus, Nebraska
Saturday, December 23, 1933
Page 4, Column 1

Mary E. Crawford was born near Earlham, Ia., Sept. 6, 1856 and died at her home in St. Edward, Dec. 13, 1933, aged 77 years, 3 months and 7 days. Her marriage to David Preble occurred on Dec. 5, 1882, and the young couple came to Nebraska the following spring.

Mr. and Mrs. Preble were among the pioneers of this community, having resided in Boone and Nance county not far from St. Edward, ever since 1883. They were a vital part of this community, raising their family and devoting their lives to the development of a new country.

Mr. Preble passed away about four years ago at his home in St. Edward, where they had retired to live in comfort during their sunset years. Surviving Mrs. Preble are her five children, Mrs. Frank Spencer of Santa Cruz, Calif., Mitus Preble, at home at St. Edward, Mrs. George Kealy, west of St. Edward, Jesse Preble, Lincoln, and Mrs. Ralph Hazel, Belgrade. She also leaves to mourn her passing, ten grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Agnes Terry, Winterset, Iowa, Mrs. J. L. Rippey, Audubon, Iowa, J. W. Crawford, Perkins, Oklahoma, D. V. Crawford, Earlham. Iowa.

None of the brothers or sisters were able to attend the funeral which was held on Thursday afternoon from the home, conducted by Rev. P. M. Simms. The children and their families however were all present. Burial was made in the family lot at the Evergreen cemetery.


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