Alice E. Hall Stiles (April 25, 1881-February 23, 1929)
Alice E. Stiles, daughter of Horace B. and Alice E. Hall, was born at Mount Ayr, Iowa, April 25, 1881, and finished her earthly career February 23, 1929, when death claimed her at Mercy Hospital in Denver, CO. This coming April would have completed for her forty-eight years of life.
Mrs. Stiles grew to womanhood in Iowa and was united in marriage to W.H. Stiles, March 22, 1900, at Mount Ayr, Iowa. Three children came to gladden the home: Mrs. Esther Paul of Fredrick, Helen and Horace of Brighton.
When a small child she gave her heart and life to God, and joined the Methodist Church. She was always active in the work of the ladies’ aid society and willing to do her part, wherever and whenever she could Her life was one of ministry and comfort to the sick. She always carried with her an atmosphere of hope and happiness.
Mrs. Stiles was a charter member of the Pythian Sisters, in which order she held the office of Past Chief. For twenty-five years she had been a member of the Royal Neighbors and for two years was honored with the office of Oracle of State.
She is survived by her husband, W.H. Stiles; her three children, mentioned before; two grandchilren, Vannette Alice and Helen Katherine Paul of Fredrick; two brothers, W.C. Hall of Diagonal, Iowa and E.H. Hall of Fort Morgan, CO., other relatives and a host of friends.
Alice E Hall Stiles was my Great Grandmother! I remember my Grandma Esther Alice Paul (my Mom’s Mom) talking about her alot, and how she passed at such a young age. Esther used to talk about Mt. Ayr, the Stiles and the Halls…and as a small child I remember visiting the Hall family and my Uncle Ace (Horace) quite frequently when I was with her. I will visit the resting place of my ancestors soon again as an adult this coming year near Ft. Lupton, Frederick, Brighton & Longmont Colorado areas, it’s been nearly 4 decades since I have visited any of their plot sites. Not much history known on my mid-western Mt. Ayr family bloodline heritage as everyone has passed now, I would like to know more on who my ancestors were.