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GRAHAM, Mary Ann (McCoy)

GRAHAM, MCCOY, TRUEBLOOD, TOLLINGER

Posted By: Marlene Skalberg (email)
Date: 7/2/2016 at 21:41:46

Mary Ann McCoy Graham
Mary Ann McCoy was born in Zeiiia, Ohio, the llth of March, 1836 and departed this life, from her home in Emerson, Iowa, March 8,1915, in the 79th year of her age.
When about twenty years old she moved to Mercer county, Illinois., where she taught school for some time.
She removed to Vinton, Iowa, in 1865, and again engaged in teaching.
She was united in marriage to John Q. Graham October 18, 1867. To this union were born four daughters-Marjorie Lorene, Mary. Elizabeth, Allie Adelle and Charlotte Gail.
All of these daughters, save Mrs. Delle Trueblood, who lives in Cone,Oregon, were at their mother's bedside, to render much loving service,as well as to comfort their aged father.
Mrs. Graham accepted Jesus as her Savior when but a child of 10 or 12 years and united with the United Presbyterian church; taking her church letter with her from place to place, she brought it to the Emerson Presbyterian church in 1889. In all the years that intervened, she with her husband and daughters have been faithful to the church of their choice, and have stood among those who have labored for the best interests of our community. February 28, when the sad message came that Mrs. Graham had been stricken by paralysis, we were oppressed by the thought that this was the close of a well spent life.
The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church on Wednesday, March 10. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. C. Seabright. The church choir sang, very sweetly, the songs she had loved to sing. More beautiful flowers are seldom seen than those that rested upon and surrounded the casket; they represented, in a small measure the fragrance of her memory, and were the tributes of friends, and the various organizations of the church.
Malvern Leader, March 18, 1915


 

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