Friday, December 23, 2016

Louisa Enoch Kinney, 1850-1939

Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizen  
6 June 1939
Mrs. Kinney of Near Jerome 
Is Taken By Illness
Death This Morning Claims Widow of Civil War Veteran
Funeral Planned at Jerome
  Mrs. Louise Kinney, 89, widow of a Civil War veteran, died at her home one mile west of Jerome at 5 o’clock this morning after a long period of illness.  Mrs. Kinney had been in failing health for some time and her death today was attributed to old age and complicated illnesses.
  Mrs. Kinney’s husband, Jesse Kinney, a civil war veteran, preceded her in death about 20 years ago.  She had been living on the home place near Jerome, with her son Carl, during the past few years.  She moved to Appanoose county from Davis county a number of years ago and made her home here since that time.
  In death she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Effie Houx and Mrs. Osta Norris, both of Cedar Rapids and four sons, George of near Centerville, Frank of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ova of near Seymour, and Carl at home.  A large number of nieces and nephews and grandchildren also survive.
  Mrs. Kinney was a long time member of the Methodist church of Jerome and her funeral will be held there, with burial in the cemetery nearby.  Definite arrangements have not been made, pending arrival of relatives.
The Seymour Herald – 8 June 1939
  Mrs. Louisa E. Kinney, widow of the late Jesse G. Kinney, died at her home near Plano, Iowa, Monday, June 5, at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 8 days.
  Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist church in Jerome at 2:00 o’clock Thursday, June 8.
Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizen
16 June 1939
The Seymour Herald – 15 June 1939
Louisa Enoch Kinney
  Louisa Enoch, eighth child of George and Persis Enoch was born September 28, 1850 in Springfield, Ohio and died June 6, 1939, at her home one mile west of Jerome at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 9 days.
  At the age of eight years she moved with her parents to Davis County, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood.
  On January 5, 1870 near Troy, Davis County, she was united in marriage to Jesse G. Kinney and in the following April they moved to the farm where she has since resided excepting a few years in Seymour.
  To this union were born ten children, four of whom preceded her in death.
  Mr. Kinney died June 2, 1920.
  The surviving children are, Mrs. Guthrie Norris of Marion, Iowa, Ova Kinney of Wayne county, Iowa, Mrs. Effie Haux of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, George of Centerville, Iowa, Frank of Oklahoma City, and Carl in the home.
  She leaves also eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Clarissa Cook of Lyons, Kansas.
  Mrs. Kinney, having come from a deeply religious family, united early in life with the Methodist church.  She was an active member of the Jerome Methodist church throughout her life.
  Interment was in the Jerome cemetery, Rev. J. E. McClellan, Methodist pastor, Jerome, officiating.

Gravestones in Jerome Cemetery for
Louisa Enoch Kinney
Row 5, Block 8, Lot 2

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