Friday, July 31, 2009

Mary Catherine Grim Moore Murrish

Mary Catherine Grim Moore Murrish lived in Jerome with her son's family, the Manford Moores, in the mid-1930s. Marshall Moore of Jerome was also her son.
Mary Catherine Grim, daughter of George W. and Catherine A. Grim, was born May 4, 1868 near Hickman, Nebr., in Lancaster county, and passed away December 2, 1942 at her home in Gandy, Nebr., at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 28 days. On June 5, 1890 she was united in marriage to George W. Moore of Hickman, Nebr. To this union four children were born: Emma Blanche, who preceded her in death in Oct. 1933; John Roy; Manford Ray, and Marshall W.

During the first few years of their married life they made their home near Hickman, Nebr., later living in Illinois and Oklahoma and finally moving back to Nebraska. In the spring of 1907 they moved to Logan county, Nebraska, and settled on a Kinkaid homestead. After proving up their homestead they traded for land in Iowa and made their home there until the time of Mr. Moore's death on April 7, 1925.

After his death she lived with her son Manford in Iowa for some time, later moving to Gandy, and finally to Kearney, where she was united in marriage to John Murrish in Dec. 1927. He also preceded her in death in April, 1934.

She then moved to Iowa for a short time, but later came back to Gandy, where she was living at the time of her death.

She was a good wife and a kind and loving mother. She always had sympathy for those in need. Early in life she united with the Christian church, and still held to that faith at the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn her passing: three sons, John Roy of Arnold, Nebr., Manford Ray of Coburg, Iowa, and Marshall W. of Jerome, Iowa; seventeen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel J. Grim of Okla., and George W. Grim of Mo.; and three sisters, a twin, Sarah E. Scott of Kansas, Minnie T. Swank of Okla., and Phoebe A. Baer of Okla. She also leaves to mourn her loss a host of friends and neighbors.

Interment was made in the family plot in Lovilla, Iowa. Roy Moore of Garfield and Manford Moore accompanied the remains to that city.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom hath recalled
The boon his love had given,
And tho the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.
The editor appreciates the contribution of this obituary to The Jerome Journal by the Rev. Leroy Moore of Indianola, Iowa.

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