Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, July 5, l923
JULIA D., daughter of JOHN and ELLEN UPP, was born in Highland County, Ohio, December 29, l844, and died at the home of her son, HENRY SPARGUR about five miles north of Davis City, Iowa, June 29, l925, being at the time of her death, 78 years, and six months old. In the year l862, she was united in marriage to ALLEN W. SPARGUR. To this union were born eleven children, six of whom have passed on before her. She leaves to mourn her loss, two daughters and three sons: LUCY HENDERSON, of Greybull, Wyoming; MARY KIRK, of Monte Vista, Colorado; CALVIN SPARGUR, of Fowler, Colorado; CHARLES, of Sterling, Colorado; and HENRY, of near Davis City, Iowa; also l3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchidlren.
In their early married life they moved to Iowa, where she spent the most of her life, except a few months they lived in Missouri. Since the death of her husband, she made her home with her son, HENRY and granddaughter, MAE HOLLISTER. Her last illness began last October when she was stricken with dropsy, from which she suffered much, until her death. On the day of her death, she seemed to be feeling much better than usual, and after eating a hearty dinner she went in another room and sat down in a rocking chair, and soon died, death came much more easy than going to sleep.
A short service was held at the home of HENRY SPARGUR, by Geo. P. Campbell at l o'clock, Sunday, July lst, after which she was taken to Pleasanton and buried beside her husband in the Hamilton Cemetery north of Pleasanton. A short service was held at the grave, and the burial service was concluded by Rev. W.B. Thompson, of Davis City. A good and kind mother has been taken, and she will be missed by her many friends and relatives. Thus one by one the old pioneers are (*The rest is missing..)
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