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Emeline Force Goltry
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1843
Jennings County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1934
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Wife of Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry. She was the daughter of David Skinner Force and Eliza Day.


Chariton, Iowa
Tuesday, October 2, 1934

Mrs. Emeline Force Goltry was born November 23, 1843 in Jennings County, Indiana and passed away on September 19, 1934 at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 27 days. She was the daughter of David S. and Eliza Day Force, the youngest daughter of a family of seven sons and three daughters all preceding her in death leaving her the last leaf on the tree. She was married February 15, 1860 to Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry in Indiana and came with her husband and one child to Lucas County, Iowa in the spring of 1885 at the close of the Civil War, in which her husband served as a soldier from 1861 to its close. At one time, her seven brothers and husband were all at the front. When her husband enlisted she went to live with her father who was postmaster in her hometown and helped him in the post office.

She was the mother of thirteen children. They are Charles, George, Josephine and Thomas Nathaniel who died when young, Annie K. Duckworth who died in 1925 and James B. who passed away Nov. 11, 1933. She leaves seven living children: Mrs. Jennie Drake, Mrs. Mollie Wright, with whom she made her home for three years and A. R. Goltry of Russell, Iowa, Mrs. Dollie Cooper of Red Oak, who was caring for her in her home in Russell at the time of her death, Walter S. of near Red Oak, and Mrs. Charles LaFollette of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and Mrs. Margaret LaFollette of Ottumwa.

She leaves in her passing 44 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

She became a Christian, uniting with the M. E. Church while young, transferring her membership in later years to the Russell Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. She was a kind and loving mother making many sacrifices for her family in the early pioneer home which was established three miles east of Russell, later moving to the farm now known as the A. R. Goltry farm. She was consistent in her faith, a living example at all times. An active member of the local W. R. C. from the time of its organization being its Secretary and President a number of years until unable to be present. She numbered her friends by her acquaintances and will be missed by all.

Six of her great-grandsons acted as pallbearers at her funeral which was held at the Russell Methodist Church Saturday, September 22, 1934. They were: Clifford Wright, Dennis Drake, Clair Drake, Walter Brown, Jubal Sanborn and Keith Sellers. She was laid to rest in the Russell Cemetery.

Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Robbins and son Maynard and Mrs. Lida McCall of Lee Center, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Goltry and son James of Chicago, Mr.and Mrs. Allen Littleton of Lockridge, Earl Cooper, W. S. Goltry and children of Red Oak, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. LaFollette, Robert LaFollette and friend of Ottumwa, Mrs. Jennie Fluke of Osceola, and Mrs. Maude Goltry and cousin of Dudley, Ia.

Family links: 
  David Skinner Force (1803 - 1880)
  Eliza Day Force (1807 - 1856)
  Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry (1837 - 1914)*
  Charles Edgar Goltry (1860 - 1862)*
  Anna King Goltry Duckworth (1862 - 1925)*
  Jennie Goltry Drake (1865 - 1952)*
  Mary Emeline Goltry Wright (1868 - 1954)*
  Margaret Goltry LaFollette (1869 - 1957)*
  Deborah Mae Goltry LaFollette (1871 - 1955)*
  Walter Stephen Goltry (1873 - 1940)*
  Flora Goltry Cooper (1874 - 1959)*
  George Goltry (1877 - 1880)*
  Josephine Goltry (1878 - 1887)*
  Albert Raymond Goltry (1880 - 1962)*
  James Blaine Goltry (1883 - 1933)*
  Thomas Nelson Goltry (1885 - 1893)*
  Stephen Albert Force (1830 - 1902)*
  Mary Ann Force Daily (1832 - 1852)*
  Oliver H. Force (1834 - 1842)*
  Jane Force Robbins (1836 - 1918)*
  Benjamin Franklin Force (1839 - 1913)*
  Emeline Force Goltry (1843 - 1934)
  Nelson King Force (1845 - 1901)*
  Calvin Caswell Force (1851 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Russell Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 3 Row 5 Grave 7
Created by: Skip
Record added: Feb 15, 2008
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Emeline <i>Force</i> Goltry
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Emeline <i>Force</i> Goltry
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- Vincent Anderson
 Added: Oct. 27, 2013

- craig force
 Added: Feb. 13, 2013
In Loving Memory of my Great-Grandmother Goltry Rest in Peace
- Charles Wright
 Added: Feb. 1, 2012
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