MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 264
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Sept. 7, 2007
McNUTT.—At Ord, Neb., August 26, 1889, of inflammation of the bowels, MARY, wife of the Hon. Samuel McNutt of Muscatine, aged 56 years, 7 months and 17 days.
It is impossible for the many friends of deceased in Muscatine to realize the fact of this sad bereavement. A few weeks ago she left this city to visit her son at Ord, Neb. Possessed of a fine presence whose attractiveness was ever enhanced by a greeting radiant with health and happiness, she bade her family and friends good-bye for this temporary absence. There was news of her illness but it was dismissed from the mind as a fleeting indisposition. Then came the warning dispatch to husband and family. Still, it was impossible to believe that death was really threatening one so loved, and so fully and sweetly in harmony with life. But yesterday came the fatal tidings that all was over! Mr. McNutt had hastened to his wife’s bedside on receipt of the first alarming news, and last evening the sons, Dr. Robert S. McNutt and Samuel McNutt, Jr., and adopted daughter, Miss Ellen Terry, left to join the stricken father and brother.
The funeral is appointed to take place at Ord, Neb., to-morrow.
Deceased was the niece of ex-Governor Robert Lucas of Ohio, and Iowa’s first territorial governor. She was born near Portland, O., December 9, 1832. An April 14, 1857, she was married to Samuel McNutt. Of this union there were three sons, William, residing at Ord, Neb., Dr. Robert S. and Samuel of this city. Mrs. McNutt was a noble wife, a devoted and affectionate mother, a true friend and a rare Christian woman. A member of the Presbyterian church she will be deeply missed by the society, but will be as sincerely mourned by all who were admitted to her friendship.
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