MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 394
submitted by Neal Carter, October 13, 2007
Another of our Old Settlers has departed. After an illness of four days’ duration, MRS. ELIZA MALVINA ALLBEE, of Fulton township, passed away at 10:55 a. m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1893.
She was born in Windham county, Vermont, February 2, 1828, united in marriage with G. Allbee, January 9, 1844, and came with him to Iowa in 1855, where she ever proved herself “an helpmeet” to him in the fullest and best sense of that term, in their struggle to dig from the wild prairie a comfortable home, to rear and educate their children and inspire them with a love for truth and purity.
She was a sincere Christian, an obliging neighbor, a noble wife and model mother. “She hath done what she could,” and her sorely bereaved husband and children with one voice “call her blessed.”
The children are Mrs. Calista Benshoof, at home with her father, E. A., of this city; G. W., of Wayne, Neb., Leslie, of Pleasant Prairie; Mrs. J. W. Fowler, of Grinnell, and Mrs. E. J. Eis, at Pleasant Prairie.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. S. H. Parvin, of this city, from the family residence, Friday morning at 10 o’clock.
The dear, gentle mother who loved us
Has gone to receive her reward;
At the word of the Savior she worshipped,
She enters the joys of her Lord.
There, happy and peaceful she waiteth,
Till our summons to join her shall come;
And then, at death’s mystical portal,
With the Savior, she’ll welcome us home.
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