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Adaline Hartley Seaton

Adaline Hartley, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Hartley, was born July 13, 1837, new Carmichaels, Green County, PA at which place she grew to womanhood.  At an early age she was converted and united with the Baptist Church at that place.  She was one of a family of thirteen children, all of whom except Mrs. Elizabeth Garard of Maloy, IA preceded her in death.  On March 16, 1867 she was united in marriage to Franklin Seaton.  To this union wee born four children: Samuel H., Lizzie L., Benjamin, and Hugh K.  All except Lizzie, who died January 5, 1909 survive her.  Mrs. Seaton was a pioneer of Ringgold County, coming here with her husband in the spring of 1875 settling on a farm in Taylor County.  After living there one year moved to a farm east of Maloy in Ringgold County , residing there until the time of her death which she spent on the farm west of Delphos.  After coming to Iowa she, with her husband, united with the Dryden Church, afterwards transferring her membership to the Delphos Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member.  After four weeks illness she passed peacefully away at her home in Delphos, IA, September 17, 1924, aged 87 years, two months and four days.  She leaves her three sons, one step-daughter, Mrs. Annie Steel and one step-son, George B. Seaton; five grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.  The passing of Grandma Seaton closes the life of a kind, generous and loving mother; one who was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need, ready to sacrifice anything for the happiness of others. Many times in her life the clouds obscured the sunshine, but she bore it patiently, always looking forward to a time when the troubles of this life would be o’er and she would meet and know her loved ones and receive the reward that was awaiting her.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Orr Campbell, of Humeston, IA  and the remains laid by the side of her husband in Forest Home Cemetery.

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