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Carol Cunningham
Sarah Elizabeth Madkin, daughter of Russell and Elizabeth Madkin, was
born Aug. 26, 1871, in Appanoose county, Iowa, and passed away at the Ingraham
Nursing Home in Allerton, Iowa, Jan. 18, 1951, at the age of 79 years, four months
and 22 days.
In her childhood and in her married life she lived on the farm in Appanoose
and Wayne counties, On Oct. 16, 1889, she was united in marriage to Mart Smith
and to this union were born four children, Russell V. of Atlantic, Mrs. Viva Rick
of Port Byron, Ill., Mrs. Elsie Herald of Silvis, Ill., and Roy of Geneseo, Ill.
Those surviving include her husband, four children, 15 grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. She had been a
member of the Methodist church since the age of 10.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Seymour Methodist church
at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ronald Dold officiating at the service. Mrs. Mary Burchett
accompanied Mrs. Burdette Stamps as she sang "Rock of Ages," "City Foursquare,"
and "Nearer My God To Thee."
Pallbearers were Wyllard Sales, C. M. Sales, Earl Monteith, J. E. McAnelly,
D. Reo Bryant and Lester Harper.
Burial was in the Southlawn cemetery.

From: "The Seymour Herald," on Jan 25, 1951
Added by Carol Cunningham on Jan 27, 2014 12:59 PM
Carol Cunningham
Martin Hiet (Hyatt) Smith, son of John Maxie and Nancy Ellen Smith,
was born Jan. 8, 1866 and died Dec. 11, 1953, at the age of 87 years, 11 months
and three days in the Ingram Nursing Home at Allerton.
He was born in Appanoose county but spent most of his life in Wayne
county. He farmed until 1916, when he moved to Seymour, late moving to
Moline, Ill., where he worked at the carpentering trade until his health
failed and he moved back to Seymour.
In 1949 he entered the nursing home where he remained until his
death. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
On Oct. 16, 1889, he was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Matkins
and to this union four children were born, Viva, R. Vernon, Roy and Elsie.
Preceding him in death were his wife, who died Jan. 18, 1951, one daughter,
Viva Rick, who died Dec. 10, 1952, five brothers and three sisters.
Left to mourn his passing are two sons, R. Vernon of Atlantic and
Roy of Geneseo, Ill., one daughter, Elsie Heel of Moline, Ill., 15 grandchildren,
11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Liggett Funeral Home Sunday, Dec.
13, 1953, at 2 p.m. with the Rev Ronald Dold, officiating. Burial was in
Southlawn cemetery.
Music was furnished by Mrs. Merritt Pollard and Mrs. Vivan Staggs
accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Carol Zimmerman. They sang "Rock of
Ages", "Nearer My God to Thee" and "No Night There".

From "The Seymour Herald," p.4 on 12-17-1953
Added by Carol Cunningham on Jan 27, 2014 12:54 PM
Sandra Wright
RE: Thanks!
Your Welcome. I'll try and find the additional graves in the near future and post the pictures.
Added by Sandra Wright on May 24, 2011 7:53 AM

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