Monday, April 6, 2009

Ida May Criswell Johnston

  Ida May Criswell was born 8 January 1860 in Numa, Appanoose County, Iowa, daughter of John Vance Criswell and Mary Ann Brennen, died 19 April 1927 in Centerville, Appanoose county, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.  She married 8 October 1913 in Kansas City, Jackson county, Missouri, William Johnston of Kansas City who was born c1863 in England, son of Thomas Johnston (born Ireland) and Julia Ann Walsh (born Ireland),and who had first married Ida May's sister Casander "Cassie" Criswell who died in 1912.
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Unidentified Obituary - April 1927
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Death Takes Mrs. Wm. Johnston
Well Known Resident of City Died Tuesday Afternoon
From Paralysis -- Burial Thursday
  Mrs. Wm. Johnston of 515 East Clark street, died after an illness of six and a half months, caused by apoplexy.  She had a stroke October 6th, and the second April 16th at 2:30 p.m. from which she never regained consciousness, death coming at 2:55 Tuesday.
  She leaves to mourn her death a husband, Wm. Johnston, a brother, Frank Criswell of the home residence, a sister, Mrs. Thos. Banks of Drake avenue and Mrs. M. E. Crist of Seymour, all at the bedside at the time of her death.
  Mrs. Johnston was a daughter of J. V. and Mary Ann Criswell, of Numa, Iowa, where she was born Jan. 8th, 1860.  Died April 19, 1927, aged 67 years, three months and 11 days.
  She joined the Methodist church when young and has been a faithful member ever since, but being in poor health has not attended of late.  She moved to Kansas City about 1890, was married there in 1913, moved back to Iowa in 1924 and has lived at the home residence in Centerville since, where she died.

Marriage License for William Johnston & Ida May Criswell
Department of Records, Jackson County, Missouri
Certificate Number:  1913K0059929

  Funeral services will be preached at the home by Rev. Schwartz of the Methodist church at 10 a.m. on Thursday.  Burial will be at Jerome cemetery beside her parents and sisters who preceded her in death. 

Gravestone in Jerome Cemetery

Footstone in Jerome Cemetery
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  Census Record:  1920 US Census, Kansas City Ward 11, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T625_928; Page 6B; Enumeration District: 176; Image: 14 on Ancestry.com.
  Census Record:  Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925, 1925 Census, Roll: IA1925_1591, Line 26 and 27, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.
  Death Records, Appanoose County, Iowa, Book 4, Page 56:  Ida May Johnston, born January 8, 1860, Numa, Iowa; age 67 years, 3 months, 11 days; father, J. V. Criswell (born Wheeling, WV); mother, Mary Ann Brannon (born Pennsylvania); housewife, died April 19, 1927, Centerville; buried April 21, 1927, Jerome. 

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