MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 251
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Aug. 27, 2007
At her home, Sunday morning, at 8:15 o’clock, Mrs. MARIA C. SEMPLE, of general decline induced by age – growing weaker as the spring advanced. She was born in Montreal, Canada, June 20, 1810. She married there and after remaining there five years with her husband and family she came to the United States and resided for some time in Ohio. They came to Bloomington, Iowa, in the spring of 1843.
She was an active member of the M. E. church from early womanhood, dearly loving to work for the Master and ever cherishing the interests of the church, ever willing to extend the helping hand while health permitted, but for the last few years health and strength had failed and “she had donn what she could.”
Her husband departed this life just ten months before her. She leaves a son and daughter, John W. Semple, of Knoxville, Ill., and Mrs. D. Dunsmore, of Muscatine, and two grandsons, Douglas Semple, of St. Paul, in the wholesale drug business, and Willie Dunsmore, of Muscatine.
The funeral service will be held at the M. E. church to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon, at 2 o’clock. The pall bearers are W. S. Richie, Peter Jackson, A F. Demorost, J. S. Patton, A. Kemble, J. B. St. Clair.
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