Matilda J. (Selders) Risbeck is buried in Salem Cemetery Lot
No. 24/47 where she shares a tombstone with her husband,
George, and sons Leroy S., Harry C. and Charley H. Her
inscription reads, "Risbeck, Matilda J., July 13, 1843-June 5, 1903.
"Matilda J. Selders, a daughter of Henry and Charlotte Selders,
was born July 13, 1843, in Huntington county, Pennsylvania, and
died at her home near Russell, Lucas county, Iowa, June 5, 1903,
aged 60 years, 1 month and 8 days. At four years of age she
removed with her parents to New Florence, Westmoreland county,
where she lived until 1867, when the family came to Lucas county.
April 25, 1871, Miss Selders was married to George Risbeck.
They were the parents of six children. Two sons, Charles H. and
Henry C. died in 1876. The others are Mrs. Ethel Cox, near Corydon,
John M., near Russell, Leroy S., in Denver, Colorado, and James L.,
of Russell. The funeral services of Mrs. Risbeck were held from the
home where many sympathizing neighbors assembled and
followed the remains to their last resting place in the Salem
The Chariton Herald, 11 June 1903