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Jeffers, Mrs. Kate (Died 1924)

JEFFERS, FULLER, BLANCHARD

Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 4/19/2005 at 18:35:35

From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, April 25, 1924, Page 4, Columns 5-6:
OLD RESIDENT DIES
Was Member of Pioneer Family of Johnson Township

Mrs. Kate Jeffers, one of the pioneers of this county, died at her home in Akron, Monday, aged 82 years. She came to Plymouth county in the seventies being a member of the Fuller family. Her first husband's name was William Blanchard, who served in the Civil war and was later recorder of Delaware county. Following his death she came to Plymouth county and her brother, Frank Fuller, took up homesteads in Johnson township. Frank Fuller was sheriff of this county in the eighties.

April 29, 1872, she was united in marriage with Isaac Jeffers in this county. He was a homesteader in Johnson township. She leaves two sons, Orson and Frank, of Akron vicinity, and a daughter, Mrs. Ervin (sic--Irvin) Boyer, of Meade county, South Dakota, and a stepson, William Jeffers, now in New Mexico.

Mrs. Jeffers was well known to all the older residents of the county and was highly esteemed in the community.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at the home in Akron, and services held at the Baptist church, and the remains interred in the family burying ground at Crathorne, eight miles west of LeMars.
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Another newspaper obituary:

Pioneer Resident Hears Call
Was Member of Pioneer
Johnson Township Family

Mrs. Kate Jeffers, one of the pio-
neers of this county, died at her
home in Akron on Monday of last
week at the age of 82 years. She
came to Plymouth County in the seventies
being a member of the Fuller family,
took up a homestead in
Johnson township. Frank Fuller
was sheriff of this county in the
80s.

April 29, 1872, she was united in
marriage with Isaac Jeffers. He
was a homesteader in Johnson
township. She leaves two sons
Orson and Frank, of Akron, and
a daughter, Mrs. Ervin Boyer of
Meade County, S.D., and a stepson
William Jeffers, now in New Mexico.

Mrs. Jeffers was well known to the
older residents of the county and
was highly esteemed in the commun-
ity.

The funeral was held Friday afternoon
at the home in Akron and the remains
were laid to rest in the Crathorne
Cemetery.

LeMars Globe Post
Thursday, May 1, 1924


 

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