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Martha Artlissa (Christy) Day (1867-1954)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 8/28/2017 at 21:32:55

From Nevada Evening Journal June 12, 1954 (page 3)

Services Conducted For Martha A. Day Tuesday

Funeral services for Martha A. Day, 87, longtime Story County resident were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p. m. from the Ryan Funeral Home.

Interment was in the Cambridge cemetery.

Marie Barnard of Ames was reader for the service assisted by Rev. Cary Christy.

Pallbearers were sight nephews, Art Christy, Freeman Christy, Jesse Christy, Herbert Christy, Carl Christy, Harry Loucks, Chester Loucks and Obed Loucks.

Martha Artlissa Christy

Martha Artlissa (Christy) Day, daughter of John Marshall and Amanda (Tudor) Christy, was born in Tipton county, Indiana March 13, 1867, and died at Nevada, Iowa June 5, 1954, aged 87 years, 2 months and 22 days.

She was the sixth child in a family of eight children born to John and Amanda Christy, all of whom, with their parents have preceded her in passing; except David Oliver Christy, the youngest, who alone remains as the last survivor.

After the death of her mother who passed away on Martha's eleventh birthday, her father prepared to migrate to Shelby county, Illinois, where his sister Elizabeth had settled after her marriage to Jesse Mills. This migration was made in 1879, when Martha was 12 years of age. Here she remained until she was 18 and that year, (1885) she and her father returned to Indiana. Martha decided to stay with her sister, Ann, who had married and settled near the old Indiana home. Soon thereafter she met Melvin Day, and they were united in marriage Nov. 27, 1889. No children were born to this union.

Martha and Melvin Day, after their marriage, migrated to north-central Illinois, and settled on a farm near Hoopeston, Ill. where they remained as tenants on the same farm for eighteen years.

In February 1907 they moved to Maxwell, Iowa, where they continued as tenant farmers for a few years. Finally they purchased 80 acres of their own near Nevada, where they continued to reside until their retirement Mar. 3, 1920, when they moved to their newly purchased home in southwest Nevada. Her husband, Melvin Day, passed on May 36, 1937, and Martha continued to live alone in Nevada, until advanced age and failing sight, made it seem best for her to sell her property and live among relatives. This was done in 1949, and since that time she has spent the most of remaining days with some of her nieces, and her grand niece and her husband, Florence and Russell Mishler, of Maxwell, Iowa.

A few weeks prior to her passing, Martha Day became quite ill, and it became necessary to transfer her to the hospital at Nevada, where she should receive expert care.

For many years she has embraced the Christian Science faith.

She is one of the last of those hardy pioneer women who accompanied their stout-hearted husbands westward over the virgin prairies and tamed them, making them into the fertile, pro-making them into the fertile, pro-

She is survived by her youngest brother, Dave, of Nevada, and a host of nieces and nephews too numerous to mention by name, also there are many grand-nieces and nephews with children. These all will miss Aunt Mattie greatly.


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