Feb. 19, 1885
Mary E. daughter of Robert and Delilah Melick, was born neer Martinsburg,
Knox County, Ohio, February 10th, 1862, and removed with her parents to
Toledo, Iowa in May, 1864. where she died February 14th, 1885, ages 23
years, 7 months and 4 days. Mary was well known and had a large circle of
friends in and around Toldeo. She attended the public school until the year
of 1880, when she entered Western College, which she attended about one
year, making a commendable record. Mary was industrious and wide awake.
After leaving College she was engaged in teaching as much as her health
would permit. She taught seven terms of school in five different districts,
when failing health compelled her to give up her chosen pursuit. The
funeral services were held at the U B Church at 2 o'clock p.m. on Sunday,
February 15th, conducted by Rev. B. M. Long. The large congregation which
was present showed the esteem in which she was held in the community.
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