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Aldazara Drusilla "Alda" Gard Jeffries
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1864
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1934
Troy Mills
Linn County
Iowa, USA

Aldazara (Alice) Drusilla Gard was born the daughter of Henry W_____ Gard and Rhoda ______. They are buried in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Alice was married to Albert James Jeffries on March 13, 1894 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They were parents of one son, Henry Elza Jeffries who is buried this
cemetery.

*Monday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gard, corner of Third Street and Seventeenth Avenue, occurred the marriage of their accomplished daughter, Miss Alice, to Albert J. Jeffries, a prosperous young farmer residing near Troy Mills.
The marriage service, was simple and only before the relatives and most intimate friends of the young couple, the ceremony being performed by Rev. G. W. Mullen, pastor of Zion Evangelical Church. A bountiful wedding dinner followed the nuptials and congratulations. The bride is a lovely young woman and Mr. Jeffries is to be congratulated on his choice. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffries will occupy their fine farm near Troy Mills.--C.R. Republican.

~0bit~ Mrs. A. J. Jeffries, who died Tuesday, April 10, at the home of her son, was Aldazara Drusilla Gard, eldest child of Henry W. and Rhoda Gard, born at Cedar Rapids, March 19, 1864. In 1867 she moved with her parents to Plymouth county and from there to Marengo in 1879. The family moved to a farm near Troy Mills in 1881. She was married to Albert Jeffries on March 13, 1894, at Cedar Rapids, and began housekeeping on the farm near Troy Mills on the farm near Troy Mills where they spent twenty-seven years. To this union one son, Elza, was born. In 1921, she and her husband moved to Troy Mills where she lived where she lived until about three weeks before her death. Early in life she joined the Zion Evangelical Church at Cedar Rapids and transferred her membership to the Christian Church of Troy Mills. The funeral was held Thursday, April at 2 p.m., at the Methodist church of Troy Mills, Rev. L. H. Wheeler, officiating. Interment was in the Troy Mills cemetery. She is survived by her husband and one son and three grandchildren. Also a sister, Mrs. Mattie Hughson, of Cedar Rapids and a brother, Gordon Gard, of Sioux City, Iowa. Those from a distance to attend the funeral were :. E. G. Gard, of Sioux City; Mrs. Mattie Hughson, Mrs. John Gear, Miss Chloe Conn, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene White, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodcox, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Felger and Mrs. and Mrs. J. Felger, all of Cear Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cornwell, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schatzle, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Andrews and Amy Minkler, all of Central City; Mr. and Mrs. Nate Smith and Mrs. Joe Kint, of Independence; Mrs. and Mrs. Earl Biggs and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Biggs of Marion; and Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Crink of Malvern, Iowa.

(Added information: She was a school teacher at the Highland country school one mile south of the Troy Mills Cemetery.)
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Albert James Jeffries (1857 - 1946)
 
 Children:
  Henry Elza Jeffries (1895 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Alda D. Jeffries
1864-1934
 
Note: Albert James Jeffries, Aldazara Drusilla Gaard Jeffries, Henry Elza Jeffries, Blanche Olive Renfer Jeffries.
 
Burial:
Troy Mills Cemetery
Troy Mills
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 4 Lot 16
 
Created by: Daphane Hoover
Record added: Nov 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43890435
Aldazara Drusilla Alda <i>Gard</i> Jeffries
Added by: Gail Wenhardt
 
Aldazara Drusilla Alda <i>Gard</i> Jeffries
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A loving mother, a companion dear A faithful friend lies buried here.
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 Added: Mar. 21, 2011
 
 
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