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Mary Susan Peterson Florea
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1845
Adams County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1923
Worth County
Missouri, USA

Blockton News
Thursday, August 16, 1923, [p. 1]

Mary Susan Peterson, daughter of Cornelius and Rhoda Peterson, was born at Newport, Adams County, Ohio, August 20, 1845, and passed to her reward August 6, 1923, aged 77 years, 11 months and 16 days.
She had four brothers and three sisters, all deceased except Joseph Peterson of Peebles, Ohio, and Mrs. Jennie Montgomery of Edgar, Nebraska.
She was married to Joshua Florea Sept. 28, 1865, in Ohio where they resided until the autumn of 1868 when they came to Worth County, Missouri, near Blockton, Iowa, and where they continued to reside until the present time.
She was the mother of ten children, six boys and four girls, namely: Mrs. Chas. S. Cobb, of Blockton, A. E. Florea, of Thedford, Nebraska; J. N. Florea, of Alton, Missouri; Mrs. Geo. Glenn and Mrs. A. L. Goff, of Irena, Mo.; L. R. Florea, of Leona, Kansas; W. G. Florea, F. L. Florea, Mrs. J. L. Hall and B. A. Florea of Blockton. All, with the husband, survive her. There are twenty-nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren and a great number of other relatives and a host of friends who mourn her departure.
In early life she was bereft of her mother and was thus deprived of the tender love which only a mother can bestow.
At the age of sixteen years she became obedient to the gospel and united with the Church of Christ at Newport, Ohio, and when they came to Worth County she placed her membership with a congregation at Isadora, [later uniting] with the church at Pleasant Ridge. On the 17th day of September 1893, she became one of the charter members of the Church of Christ at Tent Chapel near her home and remained a faithful member until she passed to her reward.
As a mother she was kind, loving and gentle. The noble influence of her pure life will remain a rich legacy to the children.
As a Christian she lived above reproach. The home was one of hospitality, and it was ever the home of the faithful preacher, and many of those servants who have passed to their reward have partaken of its blessings.
As a neighbor she was loved and esteemed by all. The virtues of one so noble will live and continue to bless the world like that of Abel.
The funeral services were conducted at Tent Chapel on Thursday, August 9, by L. R. Cobb of Bedford, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby to await the resurrection. 
Family links: 
  Cornelius Peterson (1796 - 1870)
  Rhoda Scott Peterson (1806 - 1860)
  Joshua W. Florea (1844 - 1926)*
  Druzella Jane Florea Cobb (1866 - 1945)*
  Albert Edward Florea (1869 - 1933)*
  Joseph Nelson Florea (1871 - 1972)*
  Mae Aldula Florea Glenn (1874 - 1956)*
  Maude Anna Florea Goff (1876 - 1957)*
  Walter George Florea (1879 - 1960)*
  Leroy Roscoe Florea (1882 - 1949)*
  Francis Lloyd Florea (1884 - 1964)*
  Inez F. Florea Hall (1886 - 1934)*
  Barton Allen Florea (1888 - 1953)*
  Ralph Wilson Peterson (1823 - 1865)*
  John Scott Peterson (1826 - 1909)*
  Edward Guard Peterson (1832 - 1917)*
  Cornelius Harvey Peterson (1832 - 1921)*
  Sarah Adaline Peterson Florea (1835 - 1898)*
  Rhoda Ellen Peterson Florea (1838 - 1917)*
  Joseph Jasper Peterson (1842 - 1928)*
  Mary Susan Peterson Florea (1845 - 1923)
  Maria Jenny Peterson Montgomery (1847 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Tent Chapel Cemetery
Ringgold County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Burt
Record added: Nov 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16631806
Mary Susan <i>Peterson</i> Florea
Added by: Barbara McCully
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I believe this is the wife of Joshua Florea, maiden name Peterson. Mother of Mae Aldula Florea Glenn.
- Elizabeth R
 Added: Sep. 21, 2009

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