Mar. 23, 1897 Webster City Hamilton County Iowa, USA
Ida Maynard was married to Heman Edgar Billings, 1-1879 in Cresco, Iowa. They had 7 children. Ida was a teacher and a singer. She is buried in a little cemetery in Jewell, Iowa. She was the daughter of John W. Maynard and Amanda Schofield.
Mrs. H. E. Billings obituary Mrs. H. E. Billings nee Ida Maynard was born at New Oregon, Howard county, Iowa April 24, 1859 and died at Webster City, March 24, 1897 being in her thirty eighth year. Deceased was well known in both Hamilton and Howard counties where for several years she was a successful school teacher. She was also a vocalist of more than local reputation being one of the finest alto singers in this section of the state. In 1879 she was united in marriage with H. E. Billings. Two year later they removed to Jewell, where they have since resided. Seven children are left to mourn the loss of their mother. Her mother Mrs. Amanda (Schofield) Maynard of Denver, Colorado, five sisters, Mrs. T. Perry of Webster City, Mrs. T. P. Thomas of Beatrice, Nebraska, Mrs. Mattie Muer of Denver, Mrs. Henry Carlow of Denver, Mrs. Robert Woods of Denver, and four brothers, George W. of Minneapolis, Charles Will and Jay Maynard of Denver survive her, one sister is dead. Her father J. W. Maynard was an old pioneer of Iowa. He served through the entire war and died of disease contracted on the battlefield. Mrs. Billings was converted at an early age and untied with the Methodist church of which body she was as active and untiring worker. For the past two years Mrs. Billings has been an invalid. Her remains were laid at rest in the beautiful little cemetery at Jewell on Friday, March 25, 1897 followed by a sorrowing multitude of relatives and friends. The bereaved family and relatives are most grateful to the many friends in Webster City and Jewell who, by their kind offices, lightened the burden of sorrow to a great extent, *Graphic Herald Webster City, Iowa) (This obituary was collected by my great grandmother Almeda (Schofield) Clark of Cresco, Iowa)