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Ella M Matthews Crew
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1861
Henry County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1933
Knox County
Nebraska, USA


On Thursday morning, January 12, at 3:20 the silent messenger of death beckoned and gathered unto its fold the life of Mrs. L.B. Crew, death resulting from a second cerebral hemorrhage.

On November 11, 1929, Mrs. Crew suffered a cerebral hemorrhage which laid her low and caused her to be practically bedfast for over three years. During that time she was only able to sit in a chiar for short periods at a time. Everything possible was done to alleviate her suffering including the tender care of attendants and the loving devotion of her husband. For several days before the end she gradually grew weaker until the final summons.

Ella M. Matthews, daughter of Isaac R. and Rebecca Matthews, was born March 27, 1861 at Salem, Iowa and died at Creighton, Nebraska, January 12, 1933, being 71 years, 9 months and 15 days of age. She was educated in the public schools and Whittier College at Salem, Iowa. She taught school in Henry and Madison counties, Iowa.

On February 20, 1884, she was married to L.B. Crew at Salem, Iowa and to this union two sons were born. She resided on a farm for six years in Iowa and in the spring of 1890 moved to a farm northeast of Pierce where she resided one years. In the spring of 1891 she removed to a farm three miles southeast of Creighton. There she resided five years. In March 1896 she moved to Creighton where she has since made her home. She was a member of the Congregational church, joining on February 14, 1892.

She is survived by the husband, L.B. Crew; the two sons, Milo E., Sioux Falls, S.D and Paul D., Creighton; one sister, Kate E. Matthews, two brothers, J.D. Matthews and E.H. Matthews all of Salem, Iowa and also by three grandsons, Phillips and Dudley Crew of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Don Crew of Creighton.

Mrs. Crew endeavored to lead an unassuming Christian life, being ever faithful to her church. Much of her thought and work centered in her home and devotion to her family. Outside the family circle she had many warm friendships.

Funeral services were held at the Federated church , Saturday morning, January 14, at 10:30, Rev. D.E. Ramseyer, pastor of the church officiating. He gave a comforting message, choosing as his text part of Psalms 17:15' "I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness". Miss Ethel Schaefer sang beautifully, "The Land Where the Roses Never Fade", with Mrs. D.E. Ramseyer accompaning at the piano. Beautiful floral tributes were in evidence.

The pallbearers were Roscoe Rice, Erik Riisness, F. Montgomery, Richard Steele, Noel Rhodes and Johs Hengstler.

The remains were laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery.

Extracted from: The Creighton News

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  Leroy Barton Crew (1855 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Compiled by the Creighton Historical Center
Greenwood Cemetery
Knox County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Mr. Knox
Record added: Jun 25, 2012
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Ella M <i>Matthews</i> Crew
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