Emeline 1851 - 1946
services were held in Akron for Mrs. Minerva Emeline
Chase Poplin, 94, who died at Westfield in the home
of her nephew and niece, Elmer and May Harding.
Interment was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery at Adaville.
Mrs. Poplin was born May 29, 1851, in Lee county,
Iowa. When she was two years old she moved with
her parents to Wayne county, Iowa, where they lived
on a farm. From there the family moved west to Fremont
county where Mrs. Poplin grew to womanhood and later
married James Poplin on September 2, 1870.
After their marriage they farmed a few years, then
moved to Colorado where they worked for a railroad
construction company. She was employed as cook for
the men and her husband drove teams. After making
several other moves, they came to Plymouth county
in 1880 and bought 80 acres of land. They lived
there until 1902 when they moved back to Corydon,
la. The couple later moved to Ringgold county where
they resided until Mr. Poplin died.
She came to Westfield to live with relatives In
Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, January 25,1946
Le Mars, Iowa