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Vinton Eagle; April 4, 1911
Mrs. Jas. Gilchrist Called by Death
Lydia Ann Gilchrist

Pioneer Mother of Vinton Answers the Final Call Last Saturday Evening.

Mrs. James Gilchrist, after a short illness of two days, passed away Saturday evening, April 1, 1911, from gastritis.

Lydia Ann Banta was born in Franklin, Indiana, April 11, 1833, having almost reached her 79th year. She was married to James Y. Gilchrist June 22, 1852.

They came to Benton county in 1856 and lived on a farm until 1891 when they moved to Vinton. Three children were born to them, of whom two are living, viz: W. A. who lives in west Taylor township, and Mrs. Belle Steuben, who lives in Waterloo; one daughter died in infancy. One sister survives, Mrs. W. A. Gilchrist.

Mrs. Gilchrist was on of the well-known pioneers of Benton county and was beloved by a large circle of friends.

The funeral will be held this (Tuesday) afternoo at two o'clock from the Presbyterian church and will be conducted by the paster, Rev. P. Marion Simms.

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Submitted on 01-Jan-2017 by
John Shuck,

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