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Mary Permelia (Taylor) Eckstein

Mary Permelia Taylor, daughter of Jacob and Mary Taylor, was born September 16, 1876, near Iroquois, Illinois, and passed away April 15, 1945, at the home of her daughter near Farnam, Nebraska, at the age of sixty-eight years, six months, and twenty-nine days.

She grew to womanhood in Iroquois County, Illinois and attended the public schools of that place.

On February 28, 1899, she was united in marriage to John Richard Eckstein at Wateska, Illinois. They immediately came to Farnam and made their home on their farm north of town until the fall of 1924, when they moved to Farnam where she made her home until the time of her death.

To the union were born two children, Jim R. Eckstein and Mrs. Frances Jorgensen, both of Farnam. Her husband passed away February 12, 1929.

Besides her children, she leaves to mourn her passing her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Florence (Moore) Eckstein; her son-in-law, Arch Jorgensen; two brothers, William E. Taylor of Donovan, Illinois, and Orin Taylor of Iroquois, Illinois; and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Garfield of Watseka, Illinois, and Mrs. Josephine Hansell of Sheldon, Illinois, and many other relatives and friends.

Her death was very sudden, caused by a cerebral hemorrhage and was a severe shock to all who knew her.

At an early age she united with the Methodist church and remained a faithful member throughout her life. She was an active member of the various organizations of the church and held many offices in them.

Funeral services were held last Thursday at the Methodist church with Rev. E. H. Tipton officiating and interment was in the Farnam Cemetery.

The Farnam Press. Farnam, Dawson County, Nebraska. Thursday, April 26, 1945.

Published: 5/12/2021 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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