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Matilda Tarrance

TARRANCE

Posted By: Vicki D Houk (email)
Date: 3/24/2021 at 16:31:47

SOURCE: The Bloomfield Democrat - March 26, 1891 front page column 4

Matilda, wife of Samuel Tarrence, died at the home of their son near Pella church, Davis County, March 16, 1891. She was born in the state of Indiana in 1816, was married to Samuel G. Tarrance in 18376, and moved to Davis county Iowa in 1850. Since that time they have been residents of this county and are among our best citizen. The deceased was mother of eleven children who received the training of a Christian mother, and to day are shining lights for Christianity. Sister Tarrance was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for more than 45 years. During the last few years she being an invalid has made the Bible her almost constant companion and study. The immediate cause of her death being heart disease, her illness lasted but a few days, and on the 16th her suffering ceased. As her life like the sun, descended the western slope and as it neared the horizon, she closed her eyes and gently fell asleep in the arms of the Redeemer. Funeral services were held the following day and the remains were laid to rest in the West Grove cemetery. Many sympathizing tears were shed by loving friends who gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed one. Many will remember the family in their bereavement and feel a great sympathy for then in the loss of a companion and mother.
U.S. Smith____


 

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