Margaret (Wilson) Day is buried in Salem Cemetery Lot No. 22/21
where the inscription on her tombstone reads, "Margaret W. Day,
Dau. of E. & F. Wilson, Died Apr. 8, 1904, Aged 44Y, 3M, 1D.
While Margaret is buried in her parents' lot at Salem, her husband,
Mahlon Horace Day, is buried on his parents' lot in the Chariton
"Mrs. Margaret Day.
"The many friends in this city and county were painfully shocked to
learn of the death of Mrs. Margaret Day, which occurred at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frances Wilson, in this city, on Friday
afternoon, April 8, 1904. For the past two years she had been ill with
heart and lung trouble, but her condition had not been considered
serious until the past few months. Her husband passed away only a
few weeks ago and since that time her health has rapidly declined.
"Brief funeral services were held at the home of her parents on Sunday
afternoon at one o'clock, conducted by Rev. B.F. Miller, and the
remains were then taken to Salem church in Benton township, where
services were held at three o'clock, conducted by Rev. Miller of
this city and Rev. Carl Brown of Russell. Interment took place in the
Salem cemetery. The last sad rites were attended by a large number
of sorrowing relatives and friends, and the floral tributes were profuse
"Miss Margaret Ellen Wilson, daughter of Francis and Adeline
Wilson, was born in Benton township, this county, on January 7, 1860.
She was married to M.H. Day in 1894 and after a year's residence in
Chariton they moved to the H.H. Day farm one mile north of Chariton
where they made their home until the death of Mr. Day on March 23
this year. Mrs. Day was then brought to the home of her parents in
Chariton. She has been a faithful and consistent member of the M.E.
church for many years and was highly regarded by all who knew her.
She was quiet and unassuming in her manner, but pleasant and
courteous, and of a genial disposition. She numbered her friends
by her acquaintances and her death is mourned by all. She is survived
by her parents of this city and a brother, J.M. Wilson of Ottumwa, and
a sister, Mrs. Will Clark of Chariton. Two brothers died in childhood. To
those who are bereft the deepest sympathy of the community is
"Among those from out of town who attended the funeral services were
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Wilson and two children, Miss Blanche Carpenter,
Miss Edna Wilson and Miss Dollie Wilson, all of Ottumwa; Mrs. Lizzie
Hobson, Mrs. Margaret Stump and Miss Etta Hobson of Eddyville."
The Chariton Leader, 14 April 1904