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 Matilda Jennie <I>Price</I> Earp

Matilda Jennie Price Earp

Death 2 Feb 1913 (aged 50)
Burial Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, USA
Plot South Division Lot 10
Memorial ID 50581844 · View Source
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Newton (Iowa) Daily News, no date given

Death came suddenly and with scarcely a moment's warning into the home of Thomas W. Earp near Killduff, last Sunday, February 2nd, and robbed it of a splendid wife and devoted mother.

Mrs. Earp, while sitting with her family at the dinner table – a moment before in usual health – was suddenly stricken with heart trouble and became unconscious. Restoratives seemed to revive her temporarily and she was tenderly removed to her couch. She indicated a pain in her stomach and whispered to Mildred a remedy; but before the daughter returned with it, the dear wife and mother's eyes closed never to open again in this world.

The husband and three daughters – Blanch, Mildred and Ena – and their friend Miss Elsie Lanphier, were at the table when the silent summons came, and could scarcely realize through their tears and heart-ache that death had really taken the dear one from them.

Mrs. Earp was a splendid Christian woman, a devoted wife and loving mother and the entire community is in sorrow with the husband and children over her sudden death. She was born and raised in Elk Creek Township, where she was married to Thos. W. Earp 33 years ago last October. Her name before marriage was Miss Jennie Price. She had lived in this county all her life excepting for a year and a half in Selby, South Dakota, from whence they returned to their present home last October, the change being made on account of her health.

Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Earp—May, Melvina, Charles, Bessie, Cora, Blanch, Milo and Mildred (twins) and Ena, all living in this county excepting Melvina, wife of L. R. Dearinger at Selby, South Dakota, who came immediately in response to a telegram telling of her mother's death. Mrs. Earp is also survived by 3 sisters and 2 brothers—Elizabeth Vaughan, Nebraska; C. C. Price, Eagle, same state; Anna McKnight, Council Bluffs; Gertrude Earp, Germantown, Minnesota; John Price, Prairie City.

Mrs. Earp would have been 51 years of age had she lived until the 22nd of next April. She was converted in early life, and has been a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over 25 years.

Funeral services were held this Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock in the M. E. Church at Killduff, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Jesse Monkman. There was a large attendance of friends, many of whom accompanied the funeral cortege to the Mt. Zion cemetery where interment was made. A wide circle of friends and neighbors join in the tenderest sympathy for Mr. Earp and the children in their sad bereavement

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 50581844
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Matilda Jennie Price Earp (22 Apr 1862–2 Feb 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50581844, citing Mount Zion Cemetery, Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Richard Weston (contributor 47082022) .