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Tuttle, Myra (White) 1862 - 1918


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 8/23/2023 at 13:18:04


Mother of Rev. W. N. Tuttle Passed Away June 24 at Home in Kingfisher, Okla.
The following account of the death of Mrs. H. W. Tuttle, mother of Rev. W. N. Tuttle, pastor of the Nashua Congregational church, we take from last week’s Manchester Press. Rev. and Mrs. Tuttle were called to Kingfisher about two weeks ago by a message telling of the seriousness of her condition and were with her when the end came. For many years Mrs. Tuttle made her home in Manchester. The Press says:
A message announcing the death of Mrs. H. W. Tuttle was received Tuesday afternoon by friends in Manchester. As stated last week, Mrs. Tuttle had been in a very serious condition for some time, and that her recovery as doubtful. Although knowing this to be true, friends of the family were reluctant to believe she would be called at this time. In March she submitted to an operation and soon after that complications developed and she began to fail. The message states that she passed away at the family home on Monday afternoon, and that funeral services were held at Kingfisher, Okla., Tuesday. Interment was also made at Kingfisher.
Myra White Tuttle came to Manchester from western New York in August, 1889, as the bride of Rev. H. W. Tuttle, who had been called as the pastor of the First Congregational church. She at once became a leader in local church activities and was truly a pastor’s helpmate. For sixteen years she was intimately identified with the activities of the Congregational church and in fact every movement that was aimed at the betterment of the community and the welfare of the children and young people.
In 1906 Rev. and Mrs. Tuttle moved to Grinnell in order that their children might have the advantages of the college. During the years that the family lived at Grinnell Mrs. Tuttle was especially instrumental in helping many young people who were desirous of getting an education. Many a homesick boy and girl found their home a place to which they could come for comfort and help. The Tuttle home was always occupied by a number of young men who were attending college, and whom she was ever ready and willing to assist in every way possible. Sunday evenings after the chapel services of the college she usually had from twelve to fifteen young people at her home. The young people who came under that influence can never forget the gracious hospitality, and the words of comfort and cheer that came from her lips.
Mrs. Tuttle was a woman of exceptional executive ability in the home and in church activities. She not only reared her family of children and assisted her husband in his work, but cared for the aged parents of her husband—Grandfather and Grandmother Tuttle, who spent their declining years in their home. Had Mrs. Tuttle been their own daughter she could not have lavished upon them more love and devotion than she did.
Mrs. Tuttle is survived by her husband, and four children. Her older son, Rev. William N. Tuttle, is now the pastor of the Congregational church at Nashua, Iowa, and the younger son, Herbert, enlisted in the United States Marine service last summer, and has now been for some time with the American forces at the front in France. Her elder daughter Miss Edith Tuttle, has been teaching in Kingfisher college during the past year, and the younger daughter, Miss Lucy, died at the age of two years. She is also survived by two brothers who live in Buffalo, New York.
The news of Mrs. Tuttle’s death has brought profound sorrow to many people in Manchester, and the heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family so sorely afflicted.

Source Unknown – probably local newspaper

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows she was born in 1862 and died in 1918. She is buried in the Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell, IA.


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