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Friday, July 29, 2016
Found On The Internet Etta Zion Pall Bearer of Malissa McLaughlin Ryan 1885
Found at newpapers for Decatur County, Iowa
Decatur County Journal
April l, l885
DIED--At her home near Tuskeego, March 29th, l885, MRS. ELIJAH [Malissa E. (McLaughlin)] RYAN,
aged l9 years, 2 months and 25 days, oldest daughter of AMOS and MARY
The deceased was born in Decatur County, Iowa, January 2nd, l867. At
the age of l7, she united with the Baptist Church, of which she was a
devoted member till her death. On January lst, l885, she married ELIJA
The funeral services were conducted by the REV. AUXIER--the text chosen
was the thirty-fifth verse of the eleventh chapter of St. John.
Her father died in l876, but this is the second death in her mother's
family, consisting of two daughters and three sons. Those surviving her
are two brothers and one sister, MRS. C. CASH. The entire community
extends to the bereaved husband, mother, brother and sister their most
heartfelt sympathy, as no death ever occurred in the history of our
vicinity that seemed to effect every one so generally as this one. In
the life of MRS. RYAN can be seen the true woman as daughter, wife and
sister. Her very presence was a sure indication of pleasure to every
one, always seeking for the comfort and enjoyment of others and never
losing an opportunity to do a kind act. Her life has passed away, but
the good deeds that she has done yet live and will continue to live in
the hearts of those that knew her.
The exclamation of all as they gazed on her peaceful countenance was,
how beautiful, and we could not help exclaiming:
How calm and peaceful is thy brow,
No sorrow e're can touch thee now;
Life's thorny path has all been trod,
And thou hast gained the blest abode.
The remains were interred in the Elk Cemetery to rest peacefully till
the resurrection morn. MISSES FLORA and LIZZIE SHIELDS, FANNIE PIERCY,
ETTA ZION, DELLA CAMPBELL and REBECCA PAYTON acted as pall bearers.
Farewell, thou loved one gone,
From this cold stormy shore;
O, may we meet when life is done,
Where partings are no more.
NAOMI C. CASH; April lst, l885
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
(this was very hard to read, but hopefully
all the dates and information are correct.)
Sad note is that Etta Zion who was a pall bearer died herself on December 31st 1890 at the age of 22 years old of tuberculous . She also had married recently before her death.
You can read more about Etta here