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 Mabel Boyd

Mabel Boyd

Clinton County, Iowa, USA
Death 8 Aug 1900 (aged 20)
Spencer, Clay County, Iowa, USA
Burial Paullina, O'Brien County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 131655536 · View Source
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Miss Mabel Boyd (1879-1900)

Paullina Times, 9 Aug 1900, p. 5

After a lingering, wasting illness of some months, Miss Mabel Boyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Boyd, of Paullina passed to her heavenly home at Spencer, Iowa, last Wednesday morning at 4:00 o'clock.

The best of medical skill and devoted care of her parents who have nursed Mabel day and night for many weeks only served to prolong her life and give comfort during the close of the young but useful life.

It has only been a question of time for months when should occur the snapping of the strands which held her spirit in its tenement of clay, and those nearest and dearest were alive to the stern truth some time ago. During her long illness she was most patient and forebearing and was not heard to complain.

The frequent visits of friends nerved and cheered her always, and there was never a word from her lips to indicate any dread of meeting her Master.

The funeral will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 o'clock, being in charge of Wild Rose Lodge No. 249, Daughters of Rebekah, of which deceased was a member.

The services will be held at the M. E. church, the pastor Rev. McCaffree will deliver the sermon.

The interment will take place at Prairie View cemetery.

Mabel Boyd was born in Clinton county, Iowa, August 24, 1879.

Died August 8, 1900, aged 20 years, 11 months and 16 days. She came to O'Brien county with her parents in September, 1888, and has spent all the time since in this county, excepting only a few months while teaching in Clay county.

She attended the Paullina schools for several years, graduating therefrom in June, 1896.

Since that time she was employed as teacher for three years in the schools of O'Brien and Clay counties, being compelled by her last illness to discontinue teaching last spring.

Mabel united with the M. E. church of Paullina several years ago. She was a consistent member and worker also in the Rebekah order and the Good Templar lodge of this place.




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