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Hansel, Sarah E. (Smith) 1861-1946


Posted By: Monica
Date: 4/14/2012 at 20:44:35

I am not related and have no further information, just sharing articles found in an old scrapbook that belonged to Mrs. Clara (Jones) McCartney.


Sarah Emily, daughter of Winfrey and Sarah Smith was born in Elk township, Clayton County, Iowa, Sept. 29, 1861. Her girlhood was spent in the neighborhood where she was born. Nov. 25th, 1881 she was married to Allen Hansel. To this union were born 9 children, two dying in infancy, and one son Delbert in February 1945. The family home was maintained in El(paper is torn can not read) township not far from Elkport (torn-can not read) a number of years when they moved to a farm near Edgewood and then about 38 years ago they moved to town, this being the home ever since.

Mrs. Hansel was for some years a member of the Rebekah Lodge, dropping that relationship some time ago. She had been a member of the Fairview United Bretheren church but in 1925 transferred her membership to the Edgewood Methodist church.

For some time Mrs. Hansel had been in failing health and following a long illness she passed away at the hospital in Manchester on March 30, 1946, aged 84 years, 6 months and one day. Left to mourn her passing are the husband, four daughters, Mrs. W. E. Herman and Mrs. Colonel Piersoll of Bell, Calif., Mrs. N. E. Randolph of Tulane, Calif., and Mrs. E. G. Wright of Clarkesdale, Mo., two sons, Earl and Clifford of Edgewood; 18 granchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Joe Baxter of Oneida and Mrs. Marion Hansel of Manchester; one brother, Samuel Smith of Edgewood, a number of other relatives as well as many friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hansel were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Edgewood Methodist Church. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Rhines funeral home. Rev. R. C. Scott, officiating. Pallbearers were Ralph Rizer, Bryan Sherman, James Adams, George Pilgrim, Paul Reimer and Walter Reimer. Music was furnished by Mrs. Clarke Tyrrill and Claude Rulon, who were accompanied by Jane Forward at the organ.
Burial was made in the Edgewood cemetery.


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