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 Susan <I>Miles</I> Cherry

Susan Miles Cherry

Swaffham Prior, East Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Death 12 Feb 1917 (aged 82)
Troy Mills, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Burial Troy Mills, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block G Lot 21
Memorial ID 43952641 · View Source
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Susan Miles was born the daughter of Robert Miles and Ann Watts. They are buried in England. Susan was married to Joseph Grant Cherry on March 15, 1856 in Diddington Vicarage, Huntingdonshire, England. He is buried this cemetery. They were parents of nine children: William Robert Cherry born Downers Grove, Illinois buried this cemetery; Sarah Louise (Cherry) Rolland buried this cemetery; Francelia Cherry may be buried Central City,Iowa; Arthur Burgess Cherry buried this cemetery; Gertrude May (Cherry) Workman buried this cemetery; Charles Grant Cherry buried this cemetery; Lillie Belle (Cherry) Metcalf/ Bardoner buried this cemetery; Laura Emma (Cherry) Elliott died in Santor, South Dakota and may be buried in Lafayette, Iowa or Alice, Iowa; Lucy Ann (Cherry) Nelson buried this cemetery.

~0bit~Susan Miles Cherry, daughter of Robert and Ann Miles, was born April 4, 1834, at Swaffham Prion, Cambridge Shire, England, and died February 12, 1917, at her old home near Troy Mills at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 8 days.
She grew to womanhood in England and was united in marriage to Joseph Cherry March 15, 1856, he having preceded her to the better land just one year and five days. They sailed for America in June of the same year and landed in New York on the 11th of July. They first located at Downer's Grove, ILlinois, where they lived for seven years, moving from there to Central City, Iowa, where they lived for two years. They then moved to the present home in Spring Grove township, where they lived for more than fifty years.
Mother Cherry was a charter member of Willow Rebekah Lodge and remained a loyal and faithful member until her death. Being of such a bright and sunny disposition she always had a word of cheer and a smile for everyone. She was one of the best loved members of her home lodge and was often referred to as mother of the lodge. This same feeling existed in the home and among the neighbors in the surrounding country for her cheering words of advice were always in demand and freely given. Mrs. Cherry leaves to mourn her loss two sons and four daughters, Arthur, of Sidney, Montana; Charles, of Spring Grove Township; Gertie Workman, of Ryan; Laura Elliott of Cedar Rapids; Lillie Metcalf, of Drake, North Dakota; and Lucy Nelson on the home farm. Three children having preceded her to the better land. Besides these she leaves thirty-five grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, four sisters, and three brothers. One sister, Mrs. J.G. Cherry, living in Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Lucy Beistle and Burgess Miles, of Buchanan, Michigan, and two brothers and two sisters in England. Her children all arrived in time to greet her before she died except Mrs. Lillie Metcalf, who was delayed by railroad conditions. Mrs. J.G. Cherry was called to Arizona by the illness of a son and was not able to attend the funeral. Funeral services were conducted from the old home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, conducted by Rev. Thos. Maxwell, and the body laid to rest beside her husband in the Troy Mills Cemetery. Willow Rebekah Lodge had charge of the services at the grave. Those in attendance at the funeral from a distance in addition to the children were: Walter, Howard, and Misses Agatha and Nellie Cherry; A. C. Cherry and wife; Ed Cherry and wife; Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Van Duzer, of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Elmer Walton, of Kenwood Park; Herbert Cherry, of Tama; Robert Miles, of Meriden, Iowa; Charles Roland and daughter, Mrs. Frederickson, of Fairbury Nebraska.

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Gravesite Details Buried on this lot is Joseph Grant Cherry, Susan Miles Cherry, Gertrude May Cherry Metcalf Workman, Lillie Belle Cherry Bardoner.





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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Miles Cherry (4 Apr 1834–12 Feb 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43952641, citing Troy Mills Cemetery, Troy Mills, Linn County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Daphane Hoover (contributor 46492468) .