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Maria Jewell (d. 1896)


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Date: 5/26/2023 at 21:25:38

JEWELL - Died, at the family residence four miles east of Oskaloosa, on Saturday morning, Nov. 21, 1896, MARIA, beloved wife of Hon. A.J. Jewell, in the 59th year of her age.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Williamson, was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, April 27, 1838, where she grew to womanhood. At twenty years of age, she removed with her father's family to Iowa and settled in Mahaska county, where she made many friends by her personal charms and goodness of heart. In 1866 she was married to Mr. Jewell and for thirty years walked with wifely devotion by his side. Their union was blessed with four children of whom two sons and the only daughter preceded their mother to the better land. Mrs. Jewell's life and character secured the love and respect of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She shone all the domestic and social virtues which are the glory of womanhood. Her devotion as a wife, her tenderness as a mother, and the cordial hospitality of her home were the spontaneous expression of a heart which was pure and beautiful both by nature and graces. About twenty years ago, in company with her husband, she made a public profession of faith in God and united with the Simpson M.E. church of Oskaloosa. Undemonstrative in her religious professions, she proved by the Christian steadfastness of her life and her unfailing interest in the prosperity of the church, that religion was not only a profession but also a precious possession with her. Mrs. Jewell's health visibly failed some months ago, but after a period of much weakness and suffering apparently improved. Early in November, however there was a change for the worse, and she herself felt and said the end was near. With Christian calmness she awaited the inevitable, and after a few days of great though patient suffering, "God gave His beloved sleep." Funeral services, conducted by her pastor, Rev. M. Bamford, were held at the home on Sunday afternoon, November 22. Interment was made in Forest cemetery and a large concourse of sympathizing friends attended the body to its last resting place. (Oskaloosa Evening Herald, November 25, 1896, p.2)


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