|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1857|
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 1940|
Note: The year of birth on Mary's stone is 1857. The date stated in her obituary is February 28, 1858. I entered the year on her stone on this memorial, rather than leave the birth information blank, as I imagine the stone is correct. Mary's death record is not here in the Wapello County Court House, as it was among the years that were sent to Des Moines. A family member could request a copy if they want to check her birth date on her death record.
Obituary from "Ottumwa Courier," April 23, 1940:
Injuries suffered by Mrs. Mary Ellen Arganbright, 82-year-old native of this vicinity, in a fall at her home 419 West Fourth Street, last Friday, proved fatal today at 12:20 p.m. at Ottumwa Hospital.
Mrs. Arganbright sustained severe head injuries in a fall down stairs.
Mrs. Arbanbright was born on a farm north of Ottumwa February 28, 1858, the daughter of Isaac and Agnes VanWinkle. She came to live in Ottumwa in 1921. Her husband, J.W. Arganbright, died on January 27, 1937.
Survivors are daughters, Mrs. Earl Smith of Fremont, Mrs. Russell Morgan of Hayward, Calif., Mrs. Ruth Reck and Miss Agnes Arganbright of Ottumwa; son, Willis of Hedrick; grandchildren, Ann Arganbright of Hedrick, Jane Ellen Morgan of Hayward Calif., and Harold and Donald Reck of Ottuwma, and brother Thomas VanWinkle of Eddyville.
Mrs. Arganbright was a member of the First Methodist Church and of the Highland Club.
The body, now at the Community Funeral Service, 130 West Second Street, will be taken to the church Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The casket will be closed at the beginning of the services.
Isaac Van Winkle (1815 - 1894)
Agnes Miller Van Winkle (1818 - 1912)
John Wesley Arganbright (1847 - 1937)
David Arganbright (1880 - 1883)*
George Arganbright (1882 - 1909)*
Luella Arganbright (1897 - 1898)*
Created by: djtruitt
Record added: Apr 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88693689
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