Britton, Mrs. Mary 1839-1923
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Date: 1/19/2006 at 20:42:58
From the LeMars Sentinel, Friday, August 24, 1923, Page 1, Column 1:
AGED PIONEER DIES
Mrs. Mary Britton Was Resident of Seney for Many Years
Word was received yesterday of the death of Mrs. Mary Britton, aged 83 years, which occured at the home of her son, Orrie Britton, of Tyndall, S. D., of heart failure. The remains will be brought here for burial and the funeral held on Saturday. Mrs. Britton was a pioneer resident of Seney.
From the LeMars Sentinel, Tuesday, August 28, 1923, Page 1, Column 5:
OLD SETTLER IS DEAD
HAD LIVED IN IOWA FOR NEARLY FIFTY YEARS
DECEASED WAS NATIVE OF NEW YORK
Mrs. Mary Britton Was a Resident of Seney Vicinity for Many Years
Leaves Four Children and Numerous Grandchildren
Mrs. Mary Britton, one of the early pioneers of Plymouth county, died at the home of her son, O. L. Britton, of Tyndall, S. D., on Wednesday, August 22 at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 3 days. Death was due to heart trouble and old age.
Mary Pangburn was born in McGravel, Courtland county, New York state on March 19, 1839, where she attended school and grew to young womanhood.
She was united in marriage on September 20, 1857, with Lyman Britton. Five children were born to this union, one died in infancy. She leaves two sons and two daughters, who are Mrs. Alice Jackson, of LeMars, O. L. Britton, Tyndall, S. D., H. L. Britton, Spencer, Iowa, Mrs. Lizzie Randolph, Garretson, S. D. There are twenty-two grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Britton were early settlers in Iowa, coming to the state in 1875. They settled in Seney in 1886. Her husband preceded her in death twelve years ago, dying on April 24, 1911, at the age of 78 years.
For the past three or four years Mrs. Britton had made her home with her son, Harry Britton, at Spencer, Iowa.
Mrs. Britton was a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor and loyal friend and lived a consistent Christian life. She joined the Methodist church at the age of sixteen years.
The funeral was held on Saturday at the First Methodist church, the services being conducted by Rev. S. J. Wallace of the Seney church.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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