MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 279
submitted by Shirley Plumb & Vicki Broughton, October 25, 2007
WALD.—At the home of her son, S. L. Walde, Esq., in Muscatine, Tuesday, March 18, 1890, at 9:30 p.m., of degeneration of heart, MRS. ELIZABETH A. WALDE, aged 77 years.
This announcement is not wholly unexpected, as deceased has been an invalid for a long period, and for six weeks has been confined to her bed; but the death of one who ha been so prominent in the life of Muscatine for a quarter of a century cannot but be a painful shock to the community.
Mrs. Walde was born in Louisville, Ky., in 1813. She came to Muscatine in 1855 to visit the family of Alexander Dunsmore, deceased, but admired the place and its people, and an opportunity offering to purchase the millinery business of H. D. Jellison, she decided to effect the purchase and make Muscatine her home. She remained in business until 1863, since when she has spent a retired life with her son. Besides this son, her only child, she leaves a sister, Mrs. E. N. Davis, of Lincoln, Ills., who has been at her bedside during this last sickness, and a brother, P. D. Stockwell, of Delevan, Ills.
Deceased was identified with the Presbyterian church at her former home and retained her communion with that society. She will be remembered for her bright social ways, and the sympathy so genuinely tendered to all in affliction, whether in her circle or those who were strangers to her save in their bereavement.
The funeral is appointed to take place from the residence on Thursday at 2 p.m.
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