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 Edith Alden

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Edith Alden

  • Birth 12 Feb 1872 Wyoming, Jones County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 14 Nov 1929 Wyoming, Jones County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Oxford Junction, Jones County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot 12
  • Memorial ID 39983283

Edith Alden, daughter of, William H. and Emily William Alden.

Edith Alden siblings are:

Mary Alden
Harriet Alden
Emma Alden
Alton Alden


Wyoming (Special)...Funeral services were held for Miss Edith Alden at the Alden home, Wyoming, Monday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. Edith Alden, youngest daughter of William H and Emily William Alden was born February 1873 on the Alden farm west of Wyoming and died at her home in Wyoming, November 14, 1929, from a heart attack. A few years ago Miss Alden suffered injuries in a railroad wreck and was never as well after the accident.

She attended the Wyoming school and was actively associated with the different departments of church work. For many years she taught a class in Sunday School.
She served as president of the Epworth League and was secretary of the Ladies Aid Society and of the Woman's Home Missionary of the Methodist church for a period of years. She was a charter member of the Hawthorne club organized in 1890 and of the Pollyanna Bible class. Even in failing health she never lost interest in the work of those organizations.

Her father, William H. Alden, taught the first term of school in the first schoolhouse erected in Wyoming in the winter of 1855 - 56 and the family has been well known in Jones county for many years. Miss Alden was seven generations removed from the John and Priscilla Alden of Mayflower fame. She is survived by her sisters with whom she lived, Mary, Harriet and Emma and by a brother, Alton Alden and several nieces and nephews. She was a woman highly esteemed and respected.

The Rev. H.E. Wilcox of Brandon, former pastor here and friend of the family, had charge of the funeral services, assisted by the Rev. G.H. Goodrick, local pastor of the Methodist church. Burial at the Oxford Jct. cemetery.

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  • Maintained by: Sharon Lindbloom
  • Originally Created by: Yvette Aune
  • Added: 28 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39983283
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Alden (12 Feb 1872–14 Nov 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39983283, citing Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Jones County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Lindbloom (contributor 47355918) .