Bly, Etta 1859-1894
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 11/26/2010 at 17:09:04
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
May 3, 1894
Mrs. Etta Bly was born December 27, 1860 (correct 1859), in Jackson county, Iowa. She came
to Plymouth county in the spring of 1873 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Stinton, and settled on a farm in Johnson township, being among the
first here. She was married to Frank Bly January 1, 1877, and at the time
of her death was living at Akron, being a devoted member of the Baptist
church of that place. The deceased has been a great sufferer the past six
months caused by a tumor. During the winter she was taken to Chicago to
undergo an operation after which it turned to quick consumption. She bore
her pain with patience and quietly passed away April 26, 1894. She died
happily, trusting in the Lord, at the age of 34 years, 3 months and 29 days.
She leaves a husband and five children, two sisters, Mrs. Coe and Mrs. Brown
in California, one in Akron, Mrs. Alice Bradley, and one brother, Thomas
Stinton, of Adaville, with several other relatives to mourn her loss. The
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Johnson, of Akron, at the Baptist
church, after which the remains were interred in the Pleasant Valley
Cemetery at Adaville, where she was buried by the side of her child and
parents. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of all in this bereavement.
NOTE: Per the reading of the tombstone, the year of birth was 1859. Calculating her age at death also reflects a birth year of 1859.
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