Mary Ann Toland
Mrs. Mary Ann Toland was born in Washington County, Pa. October 31, 1819, and died at Tama , Iowa, September 18, 1911, at 10:30 a. m. lacking but a few weeks of being 92 years of age.
The deceased was twice married to which union was born Evan Davis, Tom Davis and Mrs. Christina Jackson, who remain to mourn the loss of their mother, with Mrs. Alice Sullivan, the daughter of Isaac Toland and deceased by a second marriage. In addition to the children named, four preceded their mother to the better land.
At an early age the deceased moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio and from there came to Iowa in 1856, living in Tama from that time until her death. All of that time but one year was spent in the house in which she died.
For a number of years Mrs. Toland had felt her enfeebled condition and had longed to go to her long home. From a girl of sixteen she had been a Christian and at the time of her death was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Since the Fourth of last July she had been confined to her bed and during that time and previous to it she had been carefully attended by her son and daughter-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Evan Davis.
The funeral services were from the late home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Connor and Mrs. Bancroft of the Presbyterian church sang and the sermon was by Rev. H. D. Southard. The interment was at Toledo.
Submitted by: Jeanne Toland Lane (Retiredgrama@aol.com)