The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa Thursday, April 26, l900
'DEATH'S HARVEST' ~~~~~~~~ TRYPHOSA COLWELL was called from this life last Wednesday morning, April l8, l900, at 4:l5, and her spirit ascended to Him who gave. She was born in Morgan County, Ohio, May l, l8l7, and when l2 years old she came with her parents to Indiana. That was before the advent of railroads so the family came all the way by water in what was known as a family boat. In l832 she was married to B.S. HARRIS and to this union six children were born, only one of whom, MRS. S. E. ADAMS, is now living. In l856 they moved to Illinois, where in l863 her husband died. In l866 MRS. HARRIS moved to Harrison County, Mo., and in June, l868 she married JACOB ERVIN, who died in Feb. l87l. She was united in marriage to ASIL COLWELL, Aug. l0, l873. He died three days later, Aug. l3. In l883 she moved to Decatur County and settled in Davis City where she lived until the present time.
At the age of l3 years she united with the Methodist church and was a member at the time of her death. Her faith in Christ never wavered and through all her sickness she never murmured nor complained, but was ready, yea, glad to go and be at rest from pain. On Easter Sunday she made the remark that in three days she would be at rest, and it was so. Thus has an old saint found rest and peace in her Savior.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.H. Rusk at the Union Church last Thursday afternoon and interment made in the Davis City Cemetery. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CARD OF THANKS
We desire to thank the kind friends who assisted us during the sickness and death of mother.