Adelia Gregg Strattan
Posted By: Nancy E Davis (email)
Date: 4/14/2011 at 13:10:44
Mt. Vernon Register News
April 19, 1928
ONE OF MOUNT VERNONíS BEST WOMEN IS DEAD
Mrs. Adelia M. Strattan, Widow of B. C. Strattan, Died at 7:20 Last Night, at age of Almost 84 Years
Mrs. Adelia M. Strattan, widow of Ben C. Strattan, died at 7:20 last night at the family home, 513 south Sixth street. Mrs. Strattan had been confined to her bed only since last Friday, and her death was largely due to the infirmaties of age.
Mrs. Strattan was born in West Liberty, Ia., April 24, 1844, and would have been 84 years old had she lived until April 24 of this year.
She and Ben C. Strattan were married November 13, 1866.
Before marriage she was Miss Adelia M. Gregg. Mr. and Mrs. Strattan and family located in Mt. Vernon in 1873, coming here from West Liberty, and the remainder of their lives was spent in this city.
Mr. Strattan died Sept. 4, 1924
Mrs. Strattan is survived by the following named children: E. D. Strattan, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Roy, Fred and Charley Strattan, Mt. Vernon. One daughter, Mrs. Katie Edwards, died some years ago, Twelve grand children and six great grandchildren survive.
A brother, Charles Gregg, of Idaho, and a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Wright of Haswell, Colo., survive.
Mrs. Strattan was very domestic in her tastes and loved her home and all that home implied. She belonged to no womanís organizations of any kind and throughout her long life her home was her constant thought and care, and her greatest desire was to minister to the welfare and happiness of her loved ones. No duty was overlooked, no responsibility slighted and no act of love that could be performed was ever neglected by her.
The influence of a true motherís love, the inspiration of one who lives her life for her dear ones and makes a home for them in the fullest sense of the word can not be estimated.
No love, no power on earth, nothing equals the selfsacrificing (sic) love of the true mother, and such Mrs. Strattan was in the fullest sense of the word, and her children have reason to call her blessed.
A busy and useful life has ended, and the peace of death succeeds the trials incident to this life painless and she sleeps the sleep of the righteous.
Mrs. Strattan joined the Presbyterian church early, in life and never united with any other church after coming to Mt. Vernon.
She had suffered much with rheumatism of late and seldom left her home, but aside from the natural weakness of age her health was reasonably good, and her mind was remarkably clear until the end.
Funeral plans have not yet been made.
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