Monday, February 18, 2013

Mary Ann Brannon Criswell, 1820-1909

The Semi-Weekly Iowegian - 5 November 1909
Mrs. Mary Ann Brennen Criswell
Passed Away at Jerome at end of a Long Life
  To reach the ninetieth year is a privilege accorded very few, but such was the lot of Mrs. V. Chriswell, whose husband died in 1871, her death occuring Tuesday Nov. 2, at Jerome. Complications due to old age were the cause.
  Mary Ann Brennen was born May 20, 1820, in York county, Penn.  he was married to John V. Criswell March 29, 1847, and moved to Iowa in the early 50's, and has resided on the homestead in Lincoln township till two years ago when she moved to Jerome. She leaves a family of one son and five daughters, Mrs. Mary Crist, Seymour; Mrs. Carrie Jones, Jerome; Frank Criswell, Jerome; Miss Ida Criswell, Kansas City; Mrs. Thomas Banks, Bellair twp; Mrs. Wm. Johnston, Kansas City.
  Mrs. Criswell was a lovable woman, with many friends. She ws a member of the Presbyterian church in early life and affiliated with it in later years tho absence of a church from her vicinity prevented her maintaining active relations. The funeral was conducted Wednesday at 2:30 at the Methodist church, Jerome, by Rev. L. M. Beebe, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Seymour, and interment was at Jerome.
Centerville Daily Citizen - 5 November 1909
  Miss Mary Ann Brennen was born in York county, Pennsylvania May 20, 1820. She was married to John V. Criswell March 29th, 1847, moved to Iowa in the early fifties and has resided on the homestead until two years ago.
  Her husband died in 1871 leaving a family of one son and five daughters all of whom are living.
  Mrs. Criswell moved to Jerome two years ago where she died on November 2nd, 1909, in her ninetieth year respected and loved by all who knew her.
Card of Thanks.
  We want to express our sincere thanks to our many kind friends and neighbors for the heartfelt manner in which they expressed their sympathy in our sorrow at the loss by death of our Dearly Beloved mother.
  Mrs. Mary Crist, Mrs. Carrie Jones, Mr. Frank Criswell, Miss Ida Criswell, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Banks, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnston.
Gravestone for
John V. and Mary Ann Criswell
in the Jerome Cemetery

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