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TANDY (Boston), Mary Jane

TANDY, BOSTONBASTON, SLIDER, WILLIAMS

Posted By: Judy Dankert Parsons (email)
Date: 2/25/2005 at 16:51:15

Oskaloosa Daily Herald, Oskaloosa, IA, October 1925.

Mrs. W. T. Tandy. Mary Jane Boston, daughter of William and Sarah Boston, was born in Marion County, Illinois, near the town of Carlyle, February 19, 1846, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jessie T. Williams, 644 North B Street, Oskaloosa, Iowa, October 28, 1925, at 6:35 p.m., with intestinal flu and heart failure, age 79 years, 8 months, and 11 days. The Boston family came to Iowa in 1846 and made entry of land upon which is now located the Mahaska County Home. Title to this section was not clear, however, and Mr. Boston took another location which later became the Fullerton Schee farm in Scott Township. The trip was made from the old home when Mrs. Tandy was only six months old. The family came through in the covered wagon, typical of the pioneer movement of that early time and the Des Moines Valley trail was followed. When the town of Oskaloosa was reached the pioneers found only a collection of log cabins. Mrs. Tandy spent the greater part of her life within a few miles of the town of Tracy. Mrs. Tandy had been a sufferer for a number of years with angina pectoris which caused untold suffering. At times it seemed that life was gone and then she would rally and regain strength; thus she bravely faced her pathway of life. The husband, W.T. Tandy, preceded her in death December 10, 1916. Mary Jane Boston was united in marriage to W.T. Tandy, March 28, 1866. To this union were born three children, A.B. of Cedar, W.T. Jr. of Leighton and Mrs. Jessie T. Williams of Oskaloosa. There are nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, one sister and a number of other relatives. When but a young mother, Mrs. Tandy was converted at a Baptist revival held at the Else School house. Later she and her husband became members of the German Reformed Church of Leighton and were among the leading workers in the church for a number of years. In 1899, she with her husband, had their membership transferred to the Friends Meeting, Oskaloosa and she has been a consistent member ever since; always faitful to attend her Sunday School class and services for worship until the past year when her health failed and she became a "shut-in." The radio brought her the Gospel message every Sabbath which she enjoyed much. Mrs. Tandy was an enthusiastic member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, always interested in all its activities. Funeral service was held at the Friends' Church in Oskaloosa, Saturday, October 28, 1925, at 10:30 o'clock a.m. with the Rev. Charles O. Whitely officiating and Miss Cassa Conover assisting. Special music was rendered by Mrs. Stranahan, Mrs. Whitely, Mrs. McCracken and Miss Cora Mattison. Members of the Sunday School class to which deceased was a member attended in a body, as did also the local W.C.T.U. Interment was made in the Olivet Cemetery by the side of her husband.


 

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