Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, March l5, l923
SARAH E. BULSON, daughter of FREDERICK and MARY D. BULSON, was born near Victoria, Knox County, Ill., April 5, l85l, and departed this life March 3, l923, at the M.E. Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, aged 7l years, l0 months and 28 days.
She grew to womanhood at the old home and on August 2, l875, was married to OLIVER C. BRADLEY, at Rock Island, Illinois.
To this union there were born six children, EDITH M. SPURRIER, of Killimore, Sask., Canada; MINNIE G. LEE, Caldwell, N.J.; MABEL V. THARP, Davis City, Iowa; MARY E. STOFT, Philadelphia, Pa.; BLANCHE ALLEN, Kellerton, Iowa; and ARTHUR C. BRADLEY, of Schaller, Iowa. All are living and with the exception of one daughter, MARY STOFT, were at the bedside when she passed into the larger life. She leaves to mourn her absence the six children, one brother and two sisters, ten grandchildren and the husband, who after almost fifty years of companionship here, is left to join her in that eternal home where there will be no parting.
After their marriage, they lived in Illinois until l88l, when they moved to Davis City, Iowa, where they lived for about five years. They returned to Illinois, living there about five years when they moved back to Iowa, where they since resided, living in Kellerton for the last twenty years.
She united with the Christian Church in l9l2, and by her true and beautiful life won many friends who are left to mourn her loss. She was a true mother and wife and by her constant devotion to her family, she thus leaves a monument more durable than marble or stone that will live in the hearts and finally be enscrolled in the Book of Life.
Funeral services were conducted at the house by the Pastor of the Christian Church. Interment in the Mapel Row Cemetery. --Kellerton Globe.
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