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McKinnon, Emma 1863-1947

MCKINNON, GILL, MACKINNON

Posted By: Plymouth CC
Date: 2/13/2004 at 23:04:36

Mrs. Peter McKinnon

At 4 o’clock in the morning of July 3, 1947, it pleased Almighty God to call Mrs. Peter McKinnon (nee Emma Gill) from time to eternity.

Mrs. McKinnon was born in Davis County, Illinois, near Galena on October 18, 1863, and reached the age of 83 years, 8 months and 15 days.

Mrs. McKinnon came to Plymouth County in 1882 and on July 26 was married to Peter McKinnon and God blessed this union with 3 children who survive their beloved mother. They are: Maud, Kenneth and Sterling all of LeMars, Iowa. Mrs. Maude Morehead of Sioux City, a sister, also survives to mourn the loss of the deceased. Mrs. McKinnon, in spite of her more than 2 score years of suffering and pain, was strong in her Christian faith and a life-long friend of the church and God’s kingdom.

She was for over 44 years a member, also, of the Mower Post, G.A.R. of Le Mars, her father Jerome Gill having served in the 31sst Illinois Regiment during the Civil War. To the Women’s Relief Corpse, incidentally of the G. A. R. we owe the establishment of “Memorial Day” in memory of the veterans and families of all the wars our country has been engaged in.

At the close of this brief obituary it seems appropriate to add one word in regard to this beloved mother’s unusual spirit of patience during the 22 years of bed-ridden affliction and her Pastor was invariably reminded when visiting her of the eternal truth of Romans 8:18 – “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the Glory which shall be revealed in us through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

“The Lord gave the Lord hath taken away blessed be the Name of the Lord.”

Another obituary appeared in the local paper after the funeral:

Emma McKinnon

Mrs. Emma McKinnon, who came to Plymouth County 65 years ago, and located in Crathorne community, died Thursday, July 3, 1947, at her home five miles west of Brunsville after 20 years of poor health.

Mrs. McKinnon was born October 18, 1863, in Galena, Illinois, and came to Plymouth county in 1882 and was married to Peter McKinnon July 26, 1883. Mrs. McKinnon is survived by one daughter, Maude, and two sons, Kenneth and Sterling, all living in Plymouth county, and a sister, Mrs. Maude Morehead in Sioux City.

Funeral services were held Monday at the home at 2 o’clock and Plymouth Presbyterian church at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. T. C. Seibert officiating, and burial was in Plymouth cemetery.

Luken’s had charge of the funeral.

Mrs. Emma McKinnon Crathorne Pioneer Died Thursday, July 3

Mrs. Emma McKinnon, who came to Plymouth county 65 years ago, and located in Crathorne community,
died Thursday, July 3, at her home five miles west of Brunsville, after 20 years of poor health.

Mrs. McKinnon was born October 18, 1863, in Galena, Illinois, and came to Plymouth county in 1882 and was married to Peter McKinnon, July 26, l883.

Mrs. McKinnon is survived by one daughter, Maude, and two sons, Kenneth and Sterling, all living in Plymouth county, and a sister, Mrs. Maude Morehead in Sioux City.

Funeral services will be held Monday at the home at 2 o'clock and Plymouth Presbyterian church at 2.30 p. m. with Rev. T. C. Seibrert officiating, and burial will be in Plymouth cemetery.

Luken's have charge of the funeral.

From: Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, July 4, 1947


 

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