Newspaper:Akron ''Register-Tribune.''[Plymouth County, Iowa]. Publication Date:Thursday, February 18, 1909. (Volume 22.Number 27).
Obituary of: ELIZABETH JANE (BREWER) SAYLES.
SAYLES -- At her home in Akron, Iowa, Wednesday afternoon, February 17, 1909, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Sayles, aged 71 years and 12 days, of pneumonia.
While she had been in poor health for a long time, the last illness of Grandma Sayles, as she was affectionately called, was of only a few days duration, the end being hastened by advanced age and incident infirmities.
Elizabeth Jane Brewer was born in LaPorte County, Indiana, February 05, 1838, where she passed her girlhood days.She married Jonas Sayles at Rolling Prairie, Indiana, April 18, 1861.They came to Union County, South Dakota in 1882, buying a farm five miles southwest of here.There they resided until the death of her husband, April 30, 1892.Since that time she has made her home in Akron, [Iowa].Well and faithfully did she perform the duties of life in the long span of years allotted her, and sweet and lasting will be the memories of her goodness by those near and dear to her.She is survived by one son, Elmer M. Sayles, a prominent attorney at Primghar, Iowa, and one daughter, Mrs. H.F. Hansen [Lula / Lulu May Sayles], north of this city; also a sister, Mrs. Ellen Couchman, of Lyons, Nebraska, all of whom were present during her last illness.The community extends its sympathy in their bereavement.
The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday), at 1:00 p.m. in the M.E. [Methodist Episcopal] Church, Rev. J.L. Ayrault conducting the service.Interment will be made in Riverside Cemetery [Akron, Plymouth County, Iowa], beside her husband.