Tama County Iowa Obituaries

Mary E. Melick

The Toledo Chronicle
February 19, 1885

Mary E. daughter of Robert and Delilah Melick, was born near Martinsburg, Knox County, Ohio, February 10th, 1862, and removed with her parents to Toledo, Iowa in May, 1864. where she died February 14th, 1885, ages 23 years, 7 months and 4 days. Mary was well known and had a large circle of friends in and around Toldeo. She attended the public school until the year of 1880, when she entered Western College, which she attended about one year, making a commendable record. Mary was industrious and wide awake. After leaving College she was engaged in teaching as much as her health would permit. She taught seven terms of school in five different districts, when failing health compelled her to give up her chosen pursuit. The funeral services were held at the U B Church at 2 o'clock p.m. on Sunday, February 15th, conducted by Rev. B. M. Long. The large congregation which was present showed the esteem in which she was held in the community.

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