Taylor, Margaret Ann (Irwin) 1849-1932
TAYLOR, IRWIN, GABEL
Posted By: Bruce Atkinson (email)
Date: 10/28/2007 at 18:29:51
ANOTHER PIONEER CLAIMED BY DEATH
Mrs. Margaret Taylor Died on Monday
Deceased Woman Was A Native of Ireland
Death claimed Mrs. Margaret Taylor at her home near Adaville, on Monday, October 10, at the age of 82 years 10 months and 14 days.
Margaret, daughter of Samuel and Isabella Irwin, was born in Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland, December 26, 1849. She spent her youth there and when a young woman came to America on September 10, 1868, coming directly to Lancaster, Wis. where a number of relatives had already located. On January 11, 1870 she was united in marriage with Robert Taylor, and they settled on a farm near Lancaster. In 1883 the family moved to Georgetown, Wis. and two years later in 1885 came to Iowa, locating in their present home.
Seven children were born to this union, one daughter and two sons preceding her in death. Her husband died on March 9, 1904. She leaves to mourn her departure four children who are, J. I. Taylor, Mrs. Isabella A. Dry, Mrs. Geo. Gabel, all of Merrill, and Mrs. Frank Gabel of LeMars. One brother, James Irwin, living in Ireland near her childhood home, twenty grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren besides other relatives also survive her.
She was a member of the United Brethren Church at Adaville, being a loyal and faithful member to the end.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Adaville church Rev. N. A. Hollingshead officiating with burial in the Pleasant Valley cemetery beside the body of her husband. Barnett's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rev. W. E. Smith of the Crathorne Presbyterian Church assisted at the services.
LeMars Sentinel (LeMars, Plymouth County, Iowa) of 10/??/1932.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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