|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1860|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1944|
Mrs. L.E. Aronson Answers Summons
(appeared in Adair Co. Free Press 1944)
Emma Josephine Allen was born near Mt. Vernon, Illinois, April 2, 1860. She was the youngest of nine children born to Henry Davis and Lucinda Dare Allen and now she is the last of the family to depart this life. Her mother died when Emma was but two years of age and for fourteen years thereafter her home was with an aunt. After some schooling, she had employment with another family where she remained for a few years.
In the summer of 1883 she was united in marriage with Lars Eric Aronson at Amboy, Illinois. In February of the following year they came to Adair County, Iowa and made their home on a farm which they cleared from the raw prairie and where they lived for twenty-one years. There four children were born; Alice G. who passed away in 1930; Allen E. of Earlham; Anna Beezley who resides at Paonia, Colorado and Hesper Mapes of Dexter, Iowa.
Following a short sojourn in California they moved in 1906 to a farm near Earlham, Iowa. Seven years later they sold this farm and moved to another near Osceola, Iowa. Then after three years, they moved to the present home in Earlham, twenty-eight years ago.
While living in Adair county more than fifty years ago, Mrs. Aronson was converted and became a member of the Friends Church of Canby, Iowa. Throughout the intervening years, she kept the faith and has been an active church member. While health permitted, she has cherished a deep active interest in the church and in moral reform whether of local, national or world significance. On coming to Earlham she brought her church membership to the Friends Church. Here she was for years an interested member of the Missionary Society and she served as president of the W.C.T.U. for a good many years.
Mrs. Aronson had been a woman of integrity and deep convictions and courageous action, a good mother, a devoted wife and a real home builder. She has in her abler years, shown a practical interest in other homes, going often in times of sickness or sorrow to carry words of cheer or deeds of helpful ministry. Being a lover of flowers she has helped to beautify her own home premises and she has enjoyed sending floral offerings to other homes or to beautify the church auditorium.
Although not rugged in health the past forty years, she has carried her share of the home, church and community responsibilities. The past few years her health has declined and she has been confined to her home, much of the time in suffering but always without much complaint, ever appreciative of the kind, efficient care given by those attending her. Only last year occurred the sixtieth wedding anniversary. On Monday afternoon, July 24th, the summons came and she quietly slipped away to the land of the redeemed, aged 84 years, 3 months and 22 days.
She is survived by her husband, son Allen, two daughters, Anna and Hesper, eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. One grandson, Arthur Mapes, is in the Army Medical Corps, now overseas.
Funeral Services were held at the home in Earlham at 1:30 Friday, August 4, conducted by Rev. Walter Wilson of the Friends Church, assisted by Rev. John McCracken. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frye of Earlham sang two beautiful hymns, "The Old Rugged Cross", "No Disappointment in Heaven".
The body was taken to the cemetery at Canby, Iowa for burial. The casket bearers were: Forrest Kingery, John Alloway, Lowell Kingery, Howard Mapes, Noel Raper and Warren Carter.
Lars Eric Aronson (1853 - 1949)
Alice Gertrude Aronson Raper (1884 - 1930)*
Allen Eric Aronson (1886 - 1974)*
Anna Myrtle Aronson Beezley (1887 - 1974)*
Hesper Elsie Aronson Mapes (1893 - 1978)*
Plot: 1107 sub plot D
Maintained by: Cindy Baldogo
Originally Created by: FLH
Record added: Sep 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21351858
May God always watch over you, sweet Grandmother|
Added: Feb. 21, 2009
Sleep sweet lady, and please know that you are remembered.|
Added: Oct. 20, 2007