Tama County Iowa Obituaries

Mary Catherine Johnston Ebersole

March 6, 1919

Mary Catherine Johnston Ebersole was born in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, November 26, 1841 and died in the early morning hours of March 2, 1919 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Whalin, with whom she had made her home during the past four years.

Mrs. Ebersole was one of the charter members of the local United Brethren church of Toledo when it was organized in 1872, in which church her membership has continued uninterruptedly during the subsequent forty-seven years.

She was united in marriage to J. W. Ebersole July 4, 1866, the ceremony being performed by Rev. A. J. Hartsock. Soon after marriage, she and her husband removed to Findley, Ohio, where they remained until 1871 when they came to Tama county, and settled on a farm a few miles northeast of Toledo, where five of their six children grew to manhood and womanhood. One child died in infancy. The others were William F., Winfield S., George H., Mary Ebersole Whalin of Toledo and Edward C. of Windsor, Missouri, and all were present for the funeral service. Her husband died September 26, 1910.

The deceased was a member of a large family composed of three brothers and six sisters of whom two brothers and two sisters survive her. The brothers, Winfield S., and Wesley Johnston and Mrs. George M. Berger reside in Toledo.

The funeral service was held in the United Brethren church Tuesday, March 4 at 2:30 P. M., and was conducted by the pastor of the deceased, Dr. T. D. Crites. Interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery at Toledo.

Submitted by: Gary Wade (GaryWOTR@aol.com)

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