|Birth: ||May 6, 1856|
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 1946|
Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Chase Brownell. She was born at Springwater Iowa. She married William Arms. They were the parents of Effie, Roy, Delos, Lora, Clinton, Harlow, Russell, Monroe, Ruby, and Ralph Arms.
Last rites for Mrs Elizabeth Arms resident of Clay county for 75 years were conducted Feb 14, 1946. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery. Pall beareres were grandsons.
When she was a child the family lived for some time near Decorah, coming to Clay county in 2 covered wagons drawn by oxen when she was 12. Along the way the wagons got stuck in a slough and the family had to stay in that place several nights. They unloaded the wagons and worked all day to get out. Some men came along fnally and helped them out. While on the trip, Lizzie got the measles along with 2 of her siblings.
Her father had homesteaded about 6 miles south of Spencer. The first home was a sod house made of sod pieces 10-12' long and 6' wide. This house was replaced by a log house and later a frame house was erected.
When she married William Arms, they conintued to make their home on a Clay county farm. Mr Arms died in 1909. They were the parents of 10 children, 6 survive. 4 sons preceded their mother in death: Roy, Delos, Russell, and Ralph. The surviving children are: Effie, Lora, Clinton, Harlow, Monroe, and Ruby. 2 brothers also survive, Edward E and Ralph Brownell.
During the past few years when she has been more or less confined to her home, she knitted dozens of pairs of mittens. She gave them personally to needy chidren as well as contributing to the families cared for by social welfare.
Joseph Shove Brownell (1833 - 1890)
Mary Gove Chase Brownell (1831 - 1918)
William Henry Arms (1844 - 1909)*
Effie Janette Arms Comfort (1877 - 1953)*
Roy Elvin Arms (1878 - 1915)*
Delos Ernest Arms (1879 - 1914)*
Lora Philena Arms (1883 - 1970)*
Clinton Dewitt Arms (1886 - 1968)*
Harlow Hastings Arms (1888 - 1977)*
Russell Joseph Arms (1890 - 1939)*
Monroe Scott Arms (1896 - 1985)*
Ruby Florence Arms Samp (1898 - 1986)*
Ralph Lawrence Arms (1898 - 1920)*
Elizabeth Rosella Brownell Arms (1856 - 1946)
Carrie McCargar Brownell Painter (1859 - 1946)*
Nathan Elvin Brownell (1870 - 1933)*
Walter Brownell (1872 - 1904)*
Plot: Section 10 Lot 22
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Oct 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22385481
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