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Obituary ~ Priscilla (McCoy) Christy
November 10, 1817 ~ July 19, 1903

Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, July 23, 1903

PRISCILLA MCCOY was born in Corrick, McCross, Ireland, on Nov. 10, 1817, and died in Leon, Iowa, July 19, 1903, being 85 years, 8 months and 4 days of age. When 21 years of age the deceased immigrated with her parents to America, and arrived in New York in 1838. They located in the State of Connecticut where she was joined in matrimony to CORNELIUS CHRISTY in 1843. Of this union there were born seven children as follows: ANNA, JOHN, CELIA, JENNIE, HENRY, EMMA and EDWARD. Three of whom, MRS. HANBRIGHT, MRS. CALDWELL and MRS. OSBORNE are living and were present at the funeral services.

In 1849 MR. and MRS. CHRISTY moved from Connecticut to Ottawa, Ill., and one year later they moved back to New York State. In 1857 they came back again and located in the eastern part of the State. In November, 1869, they came to Decatur County and since 1877 have lived in Leon. In early life and until married the deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. MRS. CHRISTY was a faithful and devoted Christian. The visits of her pastor to her home were always occasions of cheer and joy to her heart, and a season of inspiration to her.

It is not granted to many couples to live together through 60 years of married life, but this favor was vouchsafed to MR. and MRS. CHRISTY. And now that the wife has gone on before, the husband simply waits the summons of his Master to enter upon the life eternal, and be reunited with the departed forever in the fellowship of the Heavenly world. The pilgrimage of life to those friends, has had its full share of disappointments, sorrows, burdens and cares, but these have all been borne cheerfully and patiently. And now when the end of life has come these aged servants can truly say with the Apostle Paul, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, shall give me at that Day, and not to me only, but unto all them that love His appearing."

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 20th in the Leon M.E. Church, by the Rev. I.N. Woodward and the body was laid to rest in the Leon Cemetery.

Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
March 17, 2003