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Ida May Emel Alvey
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1869
Logan County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1928
Morgan County
Illinois, USA

Ida, the second child of Philip and Bulia, was born in Logan County--about one year after the family had migrated from Pike County, Ohio, by covered wagon to the plains of Illinois. While Ida was still a small child, the family moved to Piatt County where they lived either in or near the village of Hammond. Ida probably started to school there. By 1880 the family moved into the next county south and were living in Lovington Township, Moultrie County, where Ida's father was working on a farm.

A few years later the family moved to a small farm near Kirksville, also in Moultrie County. Ida was to spend the rest of her life in that community. ... [She became] a member of the nearby Prairie Grove Church.

At age 21 she married Isaac Alvey, a young farmer. Isaac proved to be a good farmer and as they prospered, they purchased land in Sullivan Township, Moultrie County. On a forty-acre plot near Reedy School they built a barn and a two-story house with plans to make that their permanent home. Shortly before they were to move, their youngest child Roy--about thirteen years--became seriously ill with appendicitis. He was taken to the new house for emergency surgery where he died shortly thereafter. Because of that tragedy, Ida and Isaac never occupied the new house.

Less than a year after the death of her son Ida's younger sister Maude died following a short illness, leaving her husband Walter Sickafus and three small children. A few months later Ida became the foster mother of Maude's youngest child Ferne. Having the care of a four-year-old served as therapy for the grief-stricken Ida. Years later she was to give Ferne credit for saving her from serious emotional problems due to the shock of losing her son Roy.

... Ida was an active member of the Kirksville United Brethren Church ...and women's groups like the Ladies Aid and The Willing Workers.

[Memoirs of her niece Ferne Johnson and children Irtys Alvey and Grace Clark, January 1981]
Family links: 
  Philip Alfred Immel (1840 - 1918)
  Bulia Ann Williams Immel (1843 - 1931)
  Isaac Eleven Alvey (1869 - 1948)
  Grace Pearl Alvey Clark (1893 - 1984)*
  Irtys Alfred Alvey (1897 - 1983)*
  Roy Denton Alvey (1899 - 1912)*
  Ida May Emel Alvey (1869 - 1928)
  William Marcellus Emel (1872 - 1931)*
  Maude Lucretia Immel Sickafus (1882 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
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Greenhill Cemetery
Moultrie County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Division 3 - Row 9
Created by: EmilyEm
Record added: Apr 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89189411
Ida May <i>Emel</i> Alvey
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