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Anna Lavina "Annie" Stone Ayres
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1844
Death: Nov. 15, 1909

Anna Lavina 'Annie' STONE, daughter of Truman F. STONE and Lavina NORTH; born 11 June 1847 (tombstone photo: 11 Jun 1844), Coshocton, Coshocton Co., OH; died at age 62 years, 5 month, 5 days, on 16 Nov. 1909 (tombstone photo shows: 15 Nov 1909), Des Moines, Polk Co., IA; buried at Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, Marion Co., IA.

OBITUARY of: Anna Lavina 'Annie' (STONE) AYRES
Died 15 Nov. 1909 (per tombstone photo).
Name of Newspaper: Unknown; Date of Newspaper: Unknown; about Nov. 1909:
Many Knoxville and Marion County People Answer Last Call.
Complete Record of the Late Deaths Among Marion County and Former Marion County Citizens.
Mrs. O. B. Ayres
Annie L., widow of the late Judge O. B. Ayres, an old time resident of Knoxville, died at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Tuesday, November 16, 1909, aged 62 years, 5 month, 5 days. Death resulted from biliary troubles and from the effects of a surgical operation which was performed for the purpose of removing gallstones. The operation referred to was performed Monday Nov., 8.
Annie Lavina, daughter of Truman and Lavina Stone, was born in Coshocton, Ohio, June 11th, 1847; came to Knoxville with her parents in the year 1855. In the year 1865 [error; should be '1864'], on July 13, she was united in marriage to Orlando B. Ayres, in Knoxville. They continued to reside in this city until 1890, when they removed to Des Moines, and were always recognized as one of the most prominent families, he being a lawyer of note and later a District Judge. Mrs. Ayres was a sister of the late Wm. M. Stone, Governor of Iowa from 1864 to 1868. Mrs. Ayres' total period of residence in Knoxville was upwards of a third of a century, and during all those years of girlhood, young womanhood and as wife and mother there was none more highly respected or more dearly beloved by all of her large circle of friends than the subject of this sketch. For many years she was a member of the Presbyterian church and of the order of the Eastern Star.
To the union of Annie L. Stone with Orlando B. Ayres, ten children were born, all of them are still living. Their names and several places of residence follows: Dr. Edward C. Ayers, Lorimer, Iowa; Mrs. Helen Niles, Des Moines; Mrs. Augusta Hill, Geneseo, Ill.; William S., Des Moines; Orlando B., Jr., Seattle, Wash. [FAG Memorial #5360711]; Dr. Chester A. Ayers, Weldon, Iowa; Sheldon H. Milwaukee, Wis.; and Warren I., Collins, Iowa.
The other near living relatives are her brothers F. M. Stone of Knoxville and Truman Stone of Marshalltown.
Judge O. B. Ayres, the husband and father, died at San Diego, California, March 28, 1900. The remains were brought to Knoxville April 3.
The remains of the late deceased arrived from Des Moines over the Q at 9 o'clock conducted by the pastor Rev. E. Brown. Interment beside the remains of her husband in Graceland cemetery."
Annie's obituary states that there were ten living children from her union with Orlando, but only eight are identified in her obituary; not mentioned were Ransom M. & George N. These two sons are identified in the obituary of their son Edward in 1930 - 'Ransom of Los Angeles, CA and George of Des Moines, IA.'
The approximate birth years given to the children of Orlando and Anna, who did not have a definite birth date, are purely speculative on the part of this compiler, and are used in order to place them in some kind of sequence.
Graceland Cemetery is in Knoxville, Marion Co., IA.
Family links: 
  Truman Freeman Stone (1797 - 1879)
  Lavina North Stone (1801 - 1874)
  Orlando Buenos Ayres (1836 - 1900)
  Helen E Ayres Miles (1867 - 1952)*
  Orlando Buenos Ayres (1873 - 1922)*
  William Milo Stone (1827 - 1893)*
  Freeman M. Stone (1842 - 1918)*
  Anna Lavina Stone Ayres (1844 - 1909)
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Marion County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: May 22, 2011
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