ELVIRA STRAWN

MRS. ELVIRA STRAWN WAS BORN IN DEARBORN COUNTY, INDIANA, MARCH 23, 1833, AND DIED AT THE HOME OF HER DAUGHTER, MRS. G.W. OLNEY, IN MIDDLE FORK TOWNSHIP, MONDAY, MARCH 26, 1900 AGED 66 YEARS, AND 3 DAYS. MRS. STRAWN HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF RNGGOLD COUNTY SINCE 1881, COMING TO THIS COUNTY FROM WAPELLO COUNTY. SHE JOINED THE METHODIST CHURCH AT THE AGE OF 19, WAS CONVERTED AT 23, AND HAS BEEN A FAITHFUL, CONSISTENT CHRISTIAN EVER SINCE. SHE WAS TWICE MARRIED, AND SINCE THE DEATH OF HER SECOND HUSBAND, SHE HAS MADE HER HOME WITH HER DAUGHTER, MRS. OLNEY.  SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF FIVE CHILDREN ALL OF WHOM ARE LIVING. ONE SON A. MILBURN LIVES NEAR WATTERSON. THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT 2 O’CLOCK P.M., FROM THE MIDDLE FORK CHAPEL BY REV. WOODS, PASTOR OF THE METHODIST CHURCH AT REDDING. THE INTERMENT WAS MADE IN THE MIDDLE FORK CEMETERY.

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